Exercise and Cancer

I’ve been cleared by my doctors and physical therapist to have my first meeting with a personal trainer.  It’s scheduled for Monday.  Articles like this one are the reason why.

As the group of women trickled into the aerobics studio at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center in Manhattan on a recent Thursday morning, there were subtle signs that this was no ordinary fitness class.

One woman told the instructor that she had missed a string of previous classes because she was grappling with fatigue, a side effect of her new cancer medication. Others wore colorful wraps on their arms, containment sleeves meant to protect against lymphedema, a painful swelling of the arm stemming from breast cancer surgery.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/14/health/nutrition/14fitness.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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2 Responses

  1. I’m still at the “please don’t lose any weight” stage, but am interested to hear more about exercise after cancer treatment. In a couple months I’ll be stepping up the exercise…

  2. AAAAhhhhh, I am so jealous that anyone could ever hear the words don’t lose any weight. You might want to look around and see if there are any exercise programs that are free following treatment. There was one in my area and I regret not taking advantage of it.

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