Cancer

Cancer patients find strength through exercise, camaraderie

Cancer patients find strength through exercise, camaraderie

June Steffy understands the importance of exercise. Her daily routines have helped her stay in shape, battle two forms of cancer since 2014 and prepare her for an upcoming marathon in November — despite still being on targeted chemotherapy drugs twice a day.

Steffy, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer four years ago and with chronic myeloid leukemia last year, is one of the dozens of cancer survivors and patients who attend free weekly exercise classes designed for people experiencing the disease. The classes, at EōS Fitness in Encinitas, are provided in partnership with the nonprofit North County Cancer Fitness (NCCF).

Steffy plans to run the New York Marathon in...

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