Physical activity and cancer: The underrated wonder drug

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Published: 30 Nov 2020
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 1

Physical activity has many benefits for people living with cancer. We have guidance for health and social care professionals

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Published: 30 Nov 2020
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 1

Physical activity has many benefits for people living with cancer. We have guidance for health and social care professionals

About this guide

Supporting people to be physically active from diagnosis through to end of life has been called a ‘wonder drug’. It has a crucial role to play in both prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

This guide sets out to share the insight and evidence on the benefits of physical activity in cancer care, to inform and inspire people living with cancer, professionals, service providers, commissioners, and healthcare partnerships.

Our hope is that this evidence is used to encourage greater commissioning of physical activity services and increase support for people to access physical activity opportunities, ensuring physical activity is seen as an integral part of cancer care.