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Exercise

Summary
Specialist exercise programmes designed to help support cancer patients during and after treatment.
Description
Research shows that exercise can help with the side effects of cancer treatment such as fatigue, pain, nausea and vomiting. It can also improve your mood and feelings of confidence. Too much exercise can make you tired, so can too little. Its important to find your own level. More importantly, the research shows that exercise can reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.
History
Historically advice has been given based on the ‘rest is best’; principle, but the latest thinking is that a moderate level of exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.
 
Notes
Evidence suggests that being physically active during and after cancer can: Improve physical and psychological well-being Reduce the risk of consequences of treatment Improve overall survival rates and reduce the risk of recurrence Reduce the risk of co-morbidities (two or more medical conditions
 
Typical Therapy Costs
Varies according level of support offered.
 

Providers

Cancernet-UK is a website that describes the management of cancer, therapies, side effects and help with how to cope with them. Patients have Read More
Canhelp is an information service for Alternative Cancer Therapies and Complementary Cancer treatments. Help is provided through means of a report Read More
The Commonweal Cancer Help programme is a week-long retreat for people with cancer. An integrated programme of healing, support sessions, massage, Read More
Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts is a non-profit health, education and creative arts organisation that serves individuals, families and Read More
Established over 30 years ago by Dr Ian Gawler, The Gawler Foundation provides support through lifestyle-based educational retreats and programs for Read More
Helen, prior to being a Nutritional Therapist, was a nurse and complementary health practitioner for over 25 years, so has has a wealth of Read More
Jayne Hooper gained her Diploma in Nutrition from College of Naturopathic Medicine and also qualified as a Nutritional Therapist here. Her secondary Read More
All people over the age of 16 with a diagnosis of cancer may self-refer. No doctor referral is necessary. Those without a cancer diagnosis may Read More
Lizzy has spent many years caring for a very diverse cancer population. She first qualified as a nurse in 1995 and swiftly moved into the speciality Read More
Since qualifying in 2008 Vicky has studied with many world renowned teachers such as Aadil Palkhivala, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller and Julie Gudmestad. Read More
In her practice at Quantum Clinic, Dr Tavakkoli uses state of the art laboratory tests to identify root causes of disease such as Read More
Jayne is the founder of The Quiet Way - a unique therapeutic approach to bodywork in the field of trauma care. After a career in sports and leisure Read More
The Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre is a self-funding registered charity. The Centre aims to help and support anyone affected by cancer, from Read More
Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Group is a local charity, whose aim is to help and support the local community of Halton. Anyone who has been Read More
Pro Cancer Research Fund Patient Support Group provide own language information, outreach, counselling and psychotherapy, helping patients to Read More
Manx Cancer Help is a charity, founded by Eve Berridge in 1983. They support anyone affected by cancer, from diagnosis, or undergoing treatment, to Read More
Purple House Cancer Support is a registered charity, providing cancer support services and facilities free of charge to people affected by cancer in Read More
The Wokingham District Cancer Care Trust was established in 1991. The object of the trust is to offer help in the relief of suffering and improvement Read More
Lothar Hirneise the founder of the 3E Programme, is the chairman of "People Against Cancer', a registered non-profit organisation and the Read More
The Haven Centre offers support for people affected by life limiting conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson Read More
CanExercise, founded by former oncology nurse Lizzy Davis, works with cancer survivors in the North London area to improve or maintain their Read More
Based in London, Vicky has been practicing yoga since 1997. As a qualified gym instructor she was amazed at how it could transform your Read More
In her practice at Quantum Clinic, Dr Tavakkoli uses state of the art laboratory tests to identify root causes of disease such as Read More
The Holistic Centre Godalming was established in June 2000 and has been growing steadily since then. Their emphasis has always been on providing Read More
Cancer Wise is a registered charity offering support and information to anyone concerned about cancer in the communities of Havant, East Hants, Read More
The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is an independent charity providing a range of support services to cancer patients, their carers and families. Read More
The Bracken Trust supports those who are coping with cancer, their families and the bereaved. Located in secluded premises on the outskirts of Read More
Sandville Self Help Centre is open to all people suffering from cancer 7 days a week, 10 am - 4 pm. They offer help in a very relaxed and happy Read More
New Approaches to Cancer is a national registered charity that was started by a group of four colleagues - two doctors and two healers back in 1969. Read More
COPES stands for Cervical, Ovarian, Perineal, Endometrial Support. The support group was launched in November 2005, as patients wanted local support Read More
Founded in 1987, Cancerkin was the first dedicated holistic breast cancer charity based on a hospital site, the Royal Free Hospital North London. Read More