Beating Cancer and Depression with Bicycling

If you are a cancer survivor anywhere along your journey, this post may help you keep your cancer at bay and help alleviate the mental depression that often comes with treatment.

I’m going into my 18th year as a prostate cancer survivor.  I can’t say for certain that bicycling has kept me in remission, but the science does say that a healthy immune system – a by-product of a good fitness program – is the body’s best defense against cancer.

My four bicycles – yes, much to my wife’s amazement, I have four hanging in the garage – have carried me 28,042.5 miles since my treatment in May of 2003.

Being outside does wonders for me.  I’m lucky to be close to the ocean with some nice hills nearby.  Sunday usually is my longest ride of the week: about 30-32 miles with 2,200-2,500 feet of vertical climb.

Click on the image in the column to the right for a quick ride along my route.

If you cycle, please connect with me at one of the following links. . .

Stay well and keep the rubber side down.  Allez!


Cancer Journeys Foundation CEO Robert Hess

Robert Hess
Prostate Cancer Survivor
Class of 2003