January 19, 2019

Strength After Breast Cancer Exercise Program At Sturdy Memorial Hospital


Attleboro, MA, May 9, 2018 – If you or a loved one are a breast cancer survivor, you may be interested in Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s program, Strength After Breast Cancer (Strength ABC). This four week program is a series of gradual exercise classes for women who are at risk for developing lymphedema or who have stable lymphedema as a result of breast cancer treatment.

Strength ABC is based upon the Physical Activity and Lymphedema (PAL) Trial which identified that gradual weight lifting can help reduce the occurrence of developing lymphedema. Strength ABC can also aid in preventing the decline in activities of daily living that can be a result of cancer treatments, while also helping to improve body image.

Classes are taught by a certified Strength ABC instructor, in the Cardiac Pulmonary Exercise Facility at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Evaluations for eligibility are conducted by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. The cost is $60.00 for the four week program. Please call 508-236-7348 for more information.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, which serves southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island.


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