Exercise is springboard to recovery for cancer patient

April 21, 2011

USA Today

Shannon Miller's competitive spirit and life-long love for exercise are helping her fight the brave fight again. This time, beating cancer is her mission.

"A friend said to me: 'This cancer diagnosis is like being on the balance beam. You fall off. You get back up.' "

The former Olympic gold-medal gymnast is "back up" after being diagnosed with a germ cell malignancy, a form of ovarian cancer, in December. She started nine weeks of chemotherapy March 9 after doctors removed a baseball-size cyst and an ovary. And she started an exercise program that she follows faithfully, even during treatment... Read More