Scottsdale Offers Free Exercise Expertise to Survivors

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 […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on February 7th, 2016

Did Mayo Clinic’s Symposium Inspire You?

I hope so, because all of you definitely inspired me. I’m ready to launch a challenge with you. I have an embarrassing confession. There’s an activity that I have been wanting to do for months, with terrible results. I’ve failed every week since last summer. Take a look at the date of my last post, […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on January 18th, 2016

NCCS: A Wealth of Tools and Advocacy Advice

Let me direct you to a website where you can find cogent, comprehensive, and cutting-edge information that spans all aspects of living with a diagnosis of cancer. This tremendous resource is the face of the country’s oldest survivor-led organization, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, (, a nonprofit group that advocates quality cancer care for […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on August 15th, 2015

Your Story Can Give Hope to Others

If you live in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area, the StoryCorps project is looking for you. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Since 2003, volunteers trained by StoryCorps have collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews from more than 80,000 participants. StoryCorps tells the stories of life that matter. […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on July 25th, 2015

3 Minutes is Success: Let’s Do What We Can

You’ll never hear me say, or see me write, “Just do it!” Because for six months, I’ve been unable to “Just do it.” Six months ago, I acted on my desire to speak French. I knew it would be slow. I am 60 and I don’t know any foreign language. But I have a mantra […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on July 11th, 2015

Start with Joyful Movement

Each of you who has come to see me wants to become a regular exerciser. The obstacles that you face are always unique to you: your history and your life’s circumstances. What I bring to the conversation is data and research. Today, I’m going to start bringing imagery as well.   Research proves imagery can […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on June 28th, 2015

Become a Cancer Exercise Specialist: Aug 29 & 30, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ

We are expanding the opportunities for cancer survivors in Arizona who want to start an exercise program. Currently, in all of Arizona, there are only five accredited Cancer Exercise Specialists (CES) listed on national registries. We want to change that. Honor Health and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center are hosting a workshop to become […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on June 16th, 2015

Latest Research: Moderate- to High-Intensity Exercise During Chemo Yields Significant Benefits

Research published April 27th in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology provides persuasive evidence that cancer centers cannot claim they are delivering the highest standard of care unless they are providing patients with a challenging, supervised exercise program. Anything less means that cancer patients are suffering needlessly. The Journal reports on a clinical trial with […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on May 5th, 2015

You’ll See Yourself In this NYT Article

Yesterday’s New York Times published Suleika Jaouad’s powerful commentary on the challenges of cancer survivorship as she is experiencing them. Suleika was 22 when she was diagnosed; she is 26 now. The occasion that prompted her column was the removal of her port after 3 years, and the pronouncement of her oncologist that she was […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on March 19th, 2015

8 Weeks Until We “Race Against Cancer”

May 2nd, a Sunday, is the Arizona Diamondbacks’s “Race Against Cancer” walk or run. The event starts at 401 E. Jefferson, downtown near the D-Back’s stadium. Strong Cancer Recovery already has registered Team Strong for both events: the 1-mile walk and the 5K walk-or-run. We are creating new Team Strong T-shirts for the event as […]

Posted by Nancy L Howe on March 10th, 2015