School of Nursing

EXERCISING TOGETHER-for Couples Coping With Cancer

New study opportunity

Exercise FOR YOU AND your spouse/PARTNER after breast, prostate or colorectal cancer!

Exercising Together© is a research study designed to learn what exercise program format is best for prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer survivors and their spouse/partner.

How can my spouse and I exercise together?

By joining Exercising Together©, you will be invited to be a part of one of three exercise groups:

  1. Paired exercise classes –exercise with your spouse 2 times a week for 6 months in a group class.
  2. Separate Spouse/Survivor exercise classes –separate classes for spouses and cancer survivors 2 times a week for 6 months. Separate classes take place within the same vicinity at the same time.
  3. Home-based exercise –exercise on your own at home for 6-months.

As part of the study we will ask you to complete physical function tests and health surveys 4 times over 12 months. 

Who can Participate?

If you have completed surgery, radiation or chemotherapy for breast, prostate or colorectal cancer and are between 40-75 years old, call Carolyn Guidarelli at (503)-346-0307 or email


Phone: (503)-346-0307

Exercise programs are:

  • At flexible times and convenient locations.
  • Led by trained professionals.
  • Designed for cancer survivors ages 40-75.
  • Comfortable for first time exercisers.
  • Provided at no cost.
  • Safe for cancer survivors.
  • Supportive team atmosphere.

Let us know!

If you are interested in the Exercising Together© trial or in future research opportunities, fill out your contact information and click submit.