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'lizbeth 10-21-2014 09:05 AM

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program For Cancer Survivors
NEW LIVESTRONG Exercise Program For Cancer Survivors

Effect of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Exercise Program on Cancer Related Outcomes in Cancer Survivors (NCT02112149)

Studies suggest that exercise can reduce the risk of a breast cancer recurrence. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week, small group exercise program developed for adult cancer survivors. The program is designed to help build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. It may also reduce treatment side effects, prevent weight gain, and improve energy levels and self esteem. This study is evaluating the effect of the LIVESTRONG exercise program in 200 cancer survivors. This study is enrolling survivors of breast and other types of cancer.
This is a Phase III trial

Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT 06510

Principal investigator: Melinda L Irwin, PhD, MPH
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115
Principal investigator: Jennifer A. Ligibel

SpitFire 03-16-2015 08:18 PM

Re: LIVESTRONG Exercise Program For Cancer Survivors
Is it true that exercise really can help reduce risk of recurrence? Even after chemo, surgery and radiation? Do you mean mets or local recurrence? If so, how much exercise and at what intensity is recommended?

agsuitt 07-26-2016 03:38 PM

Re: LIVESTRONG Exercise Program For Cancer Survivors
I was in the Livestrong program and I am currently in Get Real and Heel, another program sponsored by UNC. We had a speaker come out to our Transitions group (he actually started the UNC program and helps with the Livestrong one here). He showed us studies that show that 30 minutes of moderate cardio exercise, 5 days a week reduces the risk of recurrence for breast cancer by 60%.

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