Here’s the headline you’ve all been waiting for.  And the news comes from a prestigious source:  Duke University. Read on:

Exercise may lead to faster prostate tumor growth

DURHAM, N.C. — Prostate tumors grew more quickly in mice who exercised than in those who did not, leading to speculation that exercise may increase blood flow to tumors, according to a new study by researchers in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (DCCC) and the Duke Prostate Center.

“Our study showed that exercise led to significantly greater tumor growth than a more sedentary lifestyle did, in this mouse model,” said Lee Jones, Ph.D., a researcher in the DCCC and senior investigator on this study. “Our thought is that we may, in the future, be able to use this finding to design better drug delivery models to more effectively treat prostate cancer patients, and those with other types of cancer as well.”

Are all you folks applauding yet?  Get off the treadmill and park the bike in the garage. 

Tomorrow we will find out that ice cream, french fries and hot dogs are a cure for PC.  Better than eating flaxseed, isn’t it?  Or soy?

I want to share with you a little story that relates to this.  I was oh so-o-o prescient.

Last June, Memorial Sloan-Kettering sponsored a rally for cancer survivors.  Ted and I went and had a nice time, but what stands out in my mind is what I was thinking at the time.  Here’s what I wrote back then:

The Survivor event started out with a 5-mile “Walk for Cancer”.  Because Ted is in good shape I thought it would be nice to show the world what a 55-year old cancer patient really looks like.  So I suggested to him that he do the Walk.

He replied:

 “Why should I walk for Cancer when I can get it by doing nothing?”

Why indeed.  Then what really freaked me o