New fitness class in Butler County designed for breast cancer patients

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New fitness class in Butler County designed for breast cancer patients

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Cancer survivors stay in shape during recovery with a fitness program. (Manny Crisostomo/The Sacramento Bee/TNS)

A Butler County healthcare provider has launched a new class specifically for breast cancer patients.

Many breast cancer treatments can affect a woman’s ability to move her shoulders and arms and cause pain and stiffness, according to the professionals at Mercy Health.

So a new gentle movement class offered at Mercy Health Fairfield HealthPlex teaches stretching and movement techniques to improve posture, flexibility, blood flow and overall wellbeing.

The series of classes focuses on upper body mobility and lengthening to help breast cancer patients at all stages of survivorship. It is open to all women seeking simple exercises that can be practiced anywhere with limited equipment.

Breast surgeon and surgical oncologist Jacquelyn Palmer, MD will be the special guest at the first class.

Classes take place the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5 to 5:45 p.m., beginning Sept. 27 at the Fairfield HealthPlex, which is located at 3050 Mack Road.

Classes are free but space is limited. Call 513-686-1212 to register.

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