Exercise For Cancer Patients
5:17 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Sea Change In Cancer Treatment: Get On The Treadmill

Trainer Laura Rosencrantz (left) developed a personalized training program for cancer patient Trish Carr (right).
Photo credit: Julia Flucht Northwest News Network

When you get cancer, hopping on a treadmill is probably the last thing on your mind. But a growing pile of evidence shows exercise is precisely what doctors should advise you to do.

The American Cancer Society has released new guidelines urging patients to get active, even as they endure exhausting chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This is a big change, one that some believe isn’t happening fast enough.

Laura Rosencrantz is a personal trainer for Inpower Fitness in Portland. She’s certified to work with a specialized group, cancer patients.

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