There are international guidelines for physical activity and cancer. They were developed by the American College of Sports Medicine. They are supported by the National Cancer Institute and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science.They advise that:
- physical activity is safe during and after cancer treatment
- you should try to avoid being inactive
- you should try to get back to your normal activities as soon as possible after treatment.
If possible, slowly build up to the recommended physical activity levels. These are listed below.