Feb 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm
I'm 19 years old and was diagnosed with a malignant phyllodes tumor in my right breast back in September. It's basically a rare form of breast cancer that most of my doctors, even the sarcoma experts at the cancer institute at Harvard, had never heard of. I'm not sure if any of you have either? I'm about to enter my 5th month of chemo and the hardest part of all of this is not being able to excercise. Before being diagnosed, I was running several miles a day and training for a half marathon. Now I can't even get on the elliptical for more than 3 minutes without feeling like I'm going to pass out. I'm in the hospital for a week at a time receiving 24 hour chemotherapy infusions and then I have 3 weeks off before my next treatment. I would really love to work out during my time off. Do any of you have any suggestions about a work out routine that wouldn't be too strenuous, but would still satisfy my needs? Thanks!