“The effects — what we call effect sizes in statistical research — were enormous,” she said, “and I was like ‘How come no one is talking about this?’ ” She had given up exercise a decade earlier, but the study inspired her to go back to the gym.
“I started feeling so much better,” she said. “And it struck me that if I’m feeling this good, then every cancer survivor should.”
Sponsored by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, this class for cancer patients has been around for some time, mostly in a league by itself.
in recent years, following studies that found exercise to be beneficial in combating the effects of cancer, the class has gained some company.
A new program from the Y.M.C.A., in partnership with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, offers cancer fitness classes