Cancer Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation

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Recent studies have shown that prehab/rehab can be very important for cancer patients.

By increasing physical activity prior to treatment or surgery; findings suggest that recovery times are improved, the risk of complications are shown to be lower and there’s a reduced length of stay in hospital. These implemented changes also promote healthier lifestyle choices, which leads to enhanced physical & mental health and wellbeing.

Macmillan have produced information and guidance for professionals on prehabilitation and rehabilitation for cancer patients. Read more here

View the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust web page on Prehabilitation.

Case Study: Active Against Cancer - Harrogate

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The evidence for the benefits of exercise in patients living with cancer is now well-established.

Active Against Cancer is a new and unique health and wellbeing service delivered by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

It provides bespoke, individualised activity programmes, fee to all cancer patients, no matter their diagnosis or current fitness level. The service offers prehabilitation, in-treatment exercise and rehabilitation delivered by oncology physiotherapists and cancer specialist physical trainers from its picturesque base at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre. 

To find out more and access the services online resources please click here

Follow Active Against Cancer on social media:

Twitter @AAC_Harrogate           Facebook @ActiveAgainstCancerHarrogate    Insta: @activeagainstcancerharrogate

Case Study: First Steps Cancer Programme, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

First Steps.pngThe First Steps Cancer Programme at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is for patients and their families who are dealing with a recent cancer diagnosis.

The service was set up in October 2019 response to feedback from patients, who said they would value more support at the beginning  of their cancer journey.

It's an information and support session that is designed to help patients help themselves.

Read about First Steps, watch the video and listen to patient feedback here

nb picture taken in October 2019, prior to the introduction of social distancing guidelines