Ten Tips For Breast Cancer Recovery
by Moving For Life Blog on June 12th, 2012

Check out this great tip sheet from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center given during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tip Number four is: Get MOVING!

4.Get moving. If you pick one healthy thing to change in your life, physical activity is likely to make the fastest change in how you feel and also potentially reduce your cancer-related risks. Make opportunities to walk or take stairs. Find an exercise program to join to get you started if it’s just too hard to do alone. Check your local YMCA for a LIVESTRONG exercise program near where you live. [Additional information about exercising to prevent recurrence and improve survival is available on NCCN.com.]

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*These tips are provided by Karen Syrjala, PhD, director of Biobehavioral Sciences and co-director of the SurvivorshipIn cancer, survivorship covers the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, from diagnosis until the end of life. It includes issues related to the ability to get health care and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers, and quality of life.  Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Steve in AL - June 23rd, 2012 at 5:24 PM
In the hopes of spreading more awareness on breast cancer research, I recently found some information on a new breast cancer clinical study which will be conducted in Birmingham, AL. Clinical studies like this one can be another good option, especially if you haven't responded well to hormone therapy. I know this is only one study, but hopefully someone might see this who lives near the area. Thank you for the post!
Martha Eddy, RSMT, EdD - January 3rd, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Hi Steve - Your response is so important. We are curious to learn if the clinical studies are now available? Would you be willing to keep us informed of any studies that are out there. We know to look through the National Cancer Institute but we'd love to know which ones you have found most useful and how the study is going in Birmingham. Thanks so much!
Nancy - July 8th, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I love this article, too:

"exercise may turn out to have more influence on breast cancer than diet"

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