Bladder CancerLiving With

Your Guide to Exercising With (and After) Bladder Cancer

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Anupam Mahapatra

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Exercise Really is a Magic Bullet

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Djim Loic

You Can Exercise Throughout Treatment for Bladder Cancer

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Bruno Nascimento

Try (If You Can) to Increase Your Fitness Before Surgery

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Follow the Recommended Program

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Wait Until Your Body is Ready to Exercise

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Lauren Richmond

Start With the Bum Squeeze

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Shalom Mwenesi

Practice Deep Breathing (Yup, It's Exercise Too)

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Kyson Dana

Move On to Core Work Later

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View Exercise as a Long-term Investment in Your Health

Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred


Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from life-threatening diseases to elite athletes. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.