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Fitness After 50 for Cancer Survivors

Fitness After 50 Cancer Survivors

Exercise can empower cancer survivors to live a better life, even during treatment

In November 2015 I had a radical prostatectomy to remove my prostate gland which had become cancerous. After that I had radiation treatments 5 days a week for 6 weeks because the cancer had spread to my seminal vesicles. Fortunately, my lymph nodes had no cancer, indicating that the cancer had not metastasized to other parts of my body. I was lucky.

I trained for my surgery like I would have trained for a triathlon. I knew that being in shape would hasten my recovery and I was right. The doctors were delighted with my recovery and encouraged me to continue exercising.

After this experience I became certified as an ASCM/ACS Cancer Exercise Specialist. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Cancer Society (ACS) developed this program because scientific evidence indicates that exercise helps to prevent and control cancer. ASCM has also reported that exercise is SAFE during and after most types of cancer treatment. Exercise may also help patients to manage the side effects of treatment and to tolerate treatment better.

My goal is to empower you to help yourself.

If you are a cancer survivor and want to live a better life through exercise, contact me anytime at 315-559-1662 or fitnessafter50@gmail.com.

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