Originally Posted by longjohn
It looks like I'll get a chance to see how riding and exercising affects my cancer. I just came from the oncologist and she says she is not going to start treatment until my condition gets much worse. She says what I have is incurable but slow growing. She says it can be treated but she doesn't want to start that until she has to because the treatment really compromises the immune system. I asked if she had any restrictions or recomdations about food or exercise and she said she didn't. She said exercise is always good. Green tea might help, basically just keep doing what you're doing and I'll monitor you closely to make sure you get the treatment when you need it.
Most of the studies I have seen and the one's that my oncologist tells me about have all been positive as far as exercising and cancer goes. The great thing about riding vs other kinds of exercises is that most cyclist can ride for several hours at good cardio levels vs other types of exercises where the body can't sustain as much.
I hope that all goes well with your cancer and that you don't give up the riding. I know that I would not be as well off as I am with my cancers had it not been for cycling.