"You are not defined by your diagnosis, so let your physical activity become one symbol of your triumph over cancer."

Stephen Price
Founder of SP&Co

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physical activity & movement

For many cancer survivors, treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal treatment and targeted biological treatments lead to chronic/ late appearing side effects such as fatigue, cardiorespiratory and muscular weakness, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, lymphoedema and depression and this can have a profound effect on their quality of life. One way to combat these side effects is to stay active.

As a huge advocate of the numerous benefits of physical activity throughout a cancer diagnosis, Stephen Price, founder of SP&Co and SATCC Advisory Board Member, talks us through how you can best use movement in all its different forms to support your treatment and recovery.

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Getting started with a physical activity routine

Here is a summary of simple considerations that can be incorporated into lots of different types of physical activity. Let’s get started.

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What you need to know

There is now convincing evidence that being active at all stages of the cancer journey provides physical and psychological benefits.

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Getting to know the basics

Speaking generally, there are a few principles to consider when it comes to physical activity during and after cancer treatment.]

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The benefits of physical activity in cancer care

Physical activity has been shown to provide numerous benefits for individuals diagnosed with cancer. Here are some of the key positives.

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At the SATCC we provide spa therapists with a list of potential issues to be aware of with a client and guidelines while discussing exercise or activity and when to refer back to the appropriate health care professional.

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