If you are being treated for a cancer diagnosis in Scottsdale, you have the advantage of living in one of the most forward-looking, alternative therapy cancer-treatment communities in the nation.
Researcher R.E. Sallis of the American Medical Association’s “Exercise is Medicine” campaign asks:
“If we had a pill that conferred all the confirmed health benefits of exercise, would we not do everything humanly possible to see to it that everyone had access to this wonder drug?
Would it not be the most prescribed pill in the history of mankind?”
In Scottsdale, oncologists and exercise specialists are trying to make this happen.
Three days a week, HonorHealth’s Scottsdale Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center invites everyone living with a diagnosis of cancer to use its premiere exercise rehabilitation center:
- without prescription
- without referral
- without cost
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center is located just south of Shea Blvd on the west side of 92nd Street: 10460 North 92nd Street. At the center you will meet Keri Lee, MS, ACSM, Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, who oversees all activities and counsels survivors on beneficial exercises based on your needs, diagnosis, and treatments. You can visit the center on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm, closed noon – 1 for lunch. You can contact Keri Lee to make an appointment: 480.323.1233, or email her at KeriLee@HonorHealth.com.
This opportunity is exceedingly rare. In general, counseling from a certified cancer exercise specialist comes at a cost, and to date, no insurance company offers reimbursement for sessions. This lack of reimbursement is why you don’t find exercise options at other major cancer centers in the valley like Mayo Clinic or Sun Health/Banner. Take advantage of this option at VGPCC, and tell Keri Lee “hello” from me!