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Cancer diagnosis - CARE for your body with exercise

Cancer treatment and chemotherapy can be draining, but stamina-boosting exercise can help those affected build strength, confidence and overall fitness.

Baptist Health Cancer Care offers Cancer and Restorative Exercise – CARE – at the Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center. Personal trainers with expertise in working with people affected by cancer will design an individualized exercise program for each participant. Workouts will be in a small group setting for camaraderie and encouragement.

CARE is designed for people in active treatment of their cancer or within a year of active treatment. A physician’s release is required before starting the program. Participants will also be screened for readiness by a physical therapist at the Wellness Center.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Links for life of the River City Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. Cost is $200 per person, which includes 20 group sessions with a trainer and full access to the Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center during the three-month program.

For more information, call the Baptist Health Cancer Resource Center at (502) 896-3009. Sessions are scheduled about every six weeks.