Hi All, I would be interested if anyone has views on this particular subject. I may have brought it up before. But now I am approaching treatment, it is more valid to me.
In Perth Australia there is a specific Cancer Hospital, which specialises in exercise during and after treatment. It is the only one in the world I know off.
From what I gather, you go into this hospital and have whatever treatment is appropriate to your cancer.
This is followed immediately, by an exercise programme designed for your specific Cancer, and treatment. This often happens straight after treatment, after which you go to the exercise area and begin, under strict supervision.
The exercise involves a variety of movements, including, Lifting weights, Aerobics, Calisthenics, (I was amazed at the levels reached)
It is supervised by Oncologists, Physiotherapists, and other Medics. It had been running for some time.
It seems that such programmes have a high success rate, and percentage of a higher quality of life, if not more longevity.
Is anyone is aware of any groups of Cancer patients in the UK who adhere to such a system.
I have been exercising, weight controlling, and eating healthy since my diagnoses 5 years ago, and hope to continue during and after treatment in an organised fashion.
I suspect that this is not for everyone, for a variety of reasons, but wouldn’t it be good if there was enough of, Like Minds’, in your area to give it a try,
Any comments would be appreciated.