Research shows that exercise is safe during cancer treatment and can help with cancer-related side effects such as fatigue, unwanted weight changes, loss of strength, trouble sleeping and anxiety/depression. Physical activity can also play an important role in the prevention of recurrence of cancer in survivors. The American Cancer Society Guidelines recommend cancer survivors aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week and strength training exercises 2 times a week.
The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center offers a variety of wellness programs to support patients from diagnosis, through treatment and life after treatment. Most programs are offered free-of-charge. For more information about these and many other programs, please see Cancer Center Calendar or call (805) 879-5678.
Exercise Programs for Recently Diagnosed Patients
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
Yoga for Strength and Empowerment
Well-fit Exercise Program
Exercise Programs for Patients and Survivors
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Strength After Breast Cancer
Wellness Walks Together