The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan: A Doctor-Approved Workout Plan For a Strong Body and…

Paperback | August 31, 2006

byCarolyn Kaelin, Francesca Coltrera, Josie Gardiner

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The only breast cancer recovery program designed by a Harvard doctor and survivor and approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Feel healthy again. Regain control of your life.

Exciting new research reveals that regular exercise can reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence and extend your life. Exercise can also help you recover energy, strength, and flexibility diminished by lifesaving breast cancer treatments.

Dr. Carolyn Kaelin is a leading breast cancer surgeon who understands the important links among exercise, recovery, and the quality of life--and she is a breast cancer survivor, too. Designed with master trainers Josie Gardner and Joy Prouty, The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan features effective, inspiring workouts tailored for each type of surgery and adapted for differing fitness levels.

Feel strong again and

  • Improve your flexibility and balance
  • Rebuild your muscles
  • Protect your bones
  • Enhance your appearance, vitality, and all-around health

    For more information on Dr. Kaelin about breast cancer treatment and recovery, read her award-winning book Living Through Breast Cancer.

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The only breast cancer recovery program designed by a Harvard doctor and survivor and approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)Feel healthy again. Regain control of your life. Exciting new research reveals that regular exercise can reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence and extend your life. Exercise can also help you r...

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The only breast cancer recovery program designed by a Harvard doctor and survivor and approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)Feel healthy again. Regain control of your life. Exciting new research reveals that regular exercise can reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence and extend your life. Exercise can also help you r...

Carolyn M. Kaelin, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, is founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. She is a surgical oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and a leading researcher in quality of life after breast cancer. Francesca Coltrera i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.3 × 7.3 × 0.67 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Regain Flexibility, Strength and Stamina Following Breast Cancer Treatment With the growing number of survivors there is an escalating concern about how to regain functional capacity and live to an optimal level - this book is a good reflection of the current status of our understanding about exercise and its role in recovery following cancer. The authorship of this book is an interesting combination: medicine, sports expertise, physiotherapy, and survivorship. All bring unique expertise to the writing. The authors have organized the book in a way that it is easy to follow the flow of information. They have created a chapter for each type of operation. The diagrams are also excellent and a wonderful addition to help a reader understand. The pictures of women exercising include women of all ages and different ethnic groups - this helps us all see that we can do this and exercise is not just for those engaged in sports before their cancer diagnosis.
Date published: 2008-02-27

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This is a remarkable book that's chock full of interesting things you may not know. It's aimed at the 2 million-plus women now living in the United States who've been treated for breast cancer, but I was fascinated with it and I'm not in that number. It contains clear explanations, real-life stories, straightforward diagrams, lists of resources and descriptions of surgery and implant options. It's the first Harvard doctor-approved workout book designed specifically for breast cancer survivors and the first to address each type of surgery and treatment with separate, appropriate exercise prescriptions. In fact, the book contains almost 100 pages of recommended exercises, all designed to help combat the heavy toll taken on a woman's body by breast cancer treatments. It's a collaboration between Master Reebok trainers Joy Prouty and Josie Gardiner, health writer Francesca Coltrera and Dr. Carolyn Kaelin, the founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Coltrera did the lion's share of writing and her style is pleasantly conversational and accessible, especially considering the dense medical information that's imparted. True story: I found myself engrosssed while reading about the lymphatic system. It's fascinating! Who knew?