Physical activity and cancer

Physical activity and cancer

Booklet
Published: 01 Jan 2019
Next review: 01 Jul 2021
Edition: 5
Physical activity and cancer
This booklet is about physical activity and cancer. Physical activity is any type of exercise or movement that uses your muscles.
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Published: 01 Jan 2019
Next review: 01 Jul 2021
Edition: 5
This booklet is about physical activity and cancer. Physical activity is any type of exercise or movement that uses your muscles.

About this booklet

This booklet is about physical activity and cancer. Physical activity is any type of exercise or movement that uses your muscles. This includes everyday activities such as walking, housework and gardening. Any type of activity will help maintain or improve your fitness, health and well-being.

It is for anyone who has cancer or has had treatment for cancer and is thinking about becoming more physically active. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

We also have a Move More pack which includes a copy of the Physical activity and cancer booklet, and an activity chart so you can see what you have achieved each day. And there is a Move More DVD which includes gentle activity videos you can do at home.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Clinical Information Nurse Specialists
Our Cancer Information Nurse Specialists are dedicated cancer nurses available to talk to on our Macmillan Cancer Support Line. 
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.