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Dottie Sumatzkuku learns about balance and strengthing exerices at St. Jude's Catholic Church gym in Tuba City. Sumatzkuku is a breast cancer survivor and is part of Restoring Balance, a study looking at the effects of exercise on Native American cancer survivors. (Katherine Locke/NHO)

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Restoring Balance: a wellness program for Native American cancer survivors

The first of its kind study looks at effects of exercise on Native American cancer survivors

“[The program is studying] improving cancer survivorship,” said Brenda Charley, program coordinator for Native American Cancer Prevention at Northern Arizona University.