Being diagnosed with cancer is an overwhelming time for an individual. Thinking about commencing an exercise regime seems less important than your hospital appointments and treatment let alone your other responsibilities. However, treatments for cancer such as chemotherapy and radiation along with others can have a detrimental effect on the body with many side effects such as: fatigue, muscle deterioration, weight loss or gain, anxiety/depression, decrease of bone density and quality of life. Maintaining fitness during this time can help with the deconditioned body afterwards and research has shown that exercise can have significant benefits in the recovery of patients, and in the management of pain.
We do not work in isolation but will coordinate with other professionals you may be seeing to ensure a coordinated and efficient approach to your wellbeing.