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Physical Activity

Physical activity is important for cancer patients at all stages of the cancer care pathway. There is evidence to support the role of physical activity for the following stages of the cancer care pathway:

  • During cancer treatment – physical activity improves, or prevents the decline of physical function without increasing fatigue.
  • After cancer treatment – physical activity helps recover physical function.
  • During and after cancer treatment – physical activity can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and mortality for some cancers and can reduce the risk of developing other long term conditions.
  • Advanced cancer – physical activity can help maintain independence and wellbeing.

The Macmillan Centre will be able to sign post you to a range of information on physical activities. We have a number of resources to assist you to increase your levels of physical activities well and gain the benefits. The centre holds yoga sessions weekly, works closely with the Oasis Centre to hold Aqua Classes (Aqua Silver) and has information on Walking for Health sessions in the local area.

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Last updated - 12 June 2014
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