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Data suggests that physical activity is effective in relieving some of the symptoms of cancer treatment. Regular exercise is also shown to decrease the risk of certain cancers and extend survival. Everyone can benefit from physical activity but for a cancer patient or survivor, activity is even more important.

Physical activity during and after treatment can affect outcomes, such as:
  • Supporting a patient’s ability to complete their cancer therapy as scheduled
  • Reducing the symptoms of cancer and treatment, such as nausea, fatigue, depression and muscle wasting
  • Enhancing aerobic fitness and strength during active treatment
  • Boosting cognitive function
  • Improving prognosis and increasing the chance of disease-free overall survival
  • Promoting immune function
Thanks to the funding by the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation, services are available at no cost to qualified patients.

Movement Programs

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Qigong

In Chinese, “Qi” means energy and “gong” means work or cultivation.  Qigong is a system of exercises using body, mind and breath to generate greater harmony and balance among the organ systems of the body, which improves general health and well-being. 

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ReNEW

ReNEW is a research-based program that offers a personalized exercise program to cancer patients. The program staff evaluates your current fitness level and develops a personalized exercise program to meet your needs.

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Yoga

Yoga is a breath centered, mindful movement focused on building greater resilience in the nervous system, these breath centered yoga practices support each individual and their unique needs.

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