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Strong Cancer Recovery

Strong Cancer Recovery  is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization that helps cancer survivors locate the resources they need to gain the benefits of structured physical activity during treatment and beyond. We are oncologists, exercise providers, and cancer survivors who advocate for the inclusion of structured exercise programs as part of the routine standard of care for oncology.

 

Nancy L Howe

I was a daily exerciser and I ate my fruits and vegetables, but in 1997, I was diagnosed with cancer anyway. I experienced first-hand the benefits of physical activity during treatment and beyond. That was my "Aha!" moment. I left my corporate career, earned my masters at Arizona State University studying exercise science, and joined the staff of University of Arizona cancer researchers in 2005. In 2013, I earned my Cancer Exercise Specialist certification from the University of Northern Colorado, Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, and founded Strong Cancer Recovery. In 2017, I joined the Arizona State University Cancer Prevention and Integrative Medicine research team, and entered the PhD program at ASU's College of Nursing and Health Innovation. My research focus is breast-cancer-related lymphedema, including the preventive and ameliorative benefits of physical activity.