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Physical Activity

Tools to help you engage in physical activity while you recover from cancer treatment. There’s something for all levels of fitness.

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Local Services

Fit After Cancer Treatment - FACT
Fit After Cancer Treatment is a group designed to support cancer patients with physical, mental and spiritual fitness after their treatment is complete. 
​The Physical Activity Referral Service - PARS
PARS helps people living with long term health conditions to increase their levels of physical activity in a safe and structured environment. The service provides health screening and advice as well as access to exercise sessions led by highly qualified exercise professionals.

Online Information Sources


Keeping Active: tools to help people start exercising, activities near you, how being active benefits those in remission/cured, examples of ways to be active. For those going through treatment, as well as those in remission/cured

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Breast Cancer Care - Physical activity during and after treatment

In this section, you’ll find information about physical activity during treatment, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy. There’s also information about activity after treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis or lymphoedema.

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Cancer Research UK - exercise guidelines

There are no general UK guidelines about exercising after cancer. But several studies have shown that exercise is safe, possible and helpful for many people with cancer. 

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The Christie NHS Foundation Trust - Exercise and staying active

Exercise is not contraindicated for people living with or recovering from cancer. Indeed evidence from research studies indicates that 'easy to learn' daily exercises can help with reducing nausea; help with fatigue, insomnia and low mood. 

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