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  • Moving Forward Together 2

  • Breast Cancer Study

    Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer?

    Moving Forward Together 2 is a research study aimed at increasing physical activity among women diagnosed with breast cancer. It is being conducted by The American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program and The Miriam Hospital.

    If you are eligible for this study, you will be randomly assigned to participate in one of two groups. The first group is called Reach to Recovery. If you are assigned to this group, you will receive traditional Reach to Recovery support and services over a 12 week period. Your Reach to Recovery volunteer-a breast cancer survivor too-will be there through all phases of your journey. You will also receive mailings containing information about breast cancer treatment, recovery and related survivorship issues. At the end of the study, you will receive helpful exercise tip sheets in the mail.

    The second is called Reach to Recovery Plus. If you are assigned to this group, you will receive a 12-week, home-based walking program in addition to traditional Reach to Recovery materials and services. Your Reach to Recovery coach will be there to support you by phone as you make goals to become more physically active.

    Women who may be eligible to participate:

    • Are 21 years or older
    • Have been diagnosed with breast cancer
    • Do not participate in regular physical activity
    • Are able to walk without assistance
    • Are able to read and speak in English, and
    • Have access to a telephone.

    For more information or to find out if you are eligible, please e-mail mwaldemore@lifespan.org or call us at 401-793-8203 (from Rhode Island) or toll free at 877-426-8974 (from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine).

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