Cancer Related Fatigue Program: March 21st
March 21st to June 6th: TUESDAYS 4-6 pm
Fatigue, or feeling tired, is a common side effect of cancer treatments. For many people, fatigue lessens and goes away when treatments are over. For others, it lasts longer and may affect daily activities.
Exercise is one way to help with fatigue. You can also try a mindfulness approach. Mindfulness is learning how to be more self-aware and focused. It can help you make clear choices and deal with fatigue in a productive way.
Fox Chase has a program to help with fatigue using both exercise and mindfulness. The program also includes advice on diet and lifestyle that can assist with improving fatigue.
Who should join the program?
Anyone who has received or is receiving treatment for cancer and:
- Has fatigue that gets in the way of activities, exercise, or thinking.
- Can walk at least 10 minutes in a row.
What can I expect if I join?
- A 12-week program of group exercise, talks, and mindfulness sessions
- Individualized instructions on exercises to do at home
- Guest speakers who will talk about the best ways to deal with fatigue caused by treatment
What else do I need to know?
- This program runs twice a year in the spring and fall.
- A note from your physician stating that you can safely participate in an exercise program
- The program fee is $60. Financial assistance is available to qualifying participants.