03 Feb 2023
How exercise can support your health before, during and after cancer treatment
GenesisCare considers exercise to be an important component of your treatment plan. This maybe a surprise considering that, historically, doctors advised cancer patients to rest during treatment.1 However, research now shows that physical activity can influence cancer outcomes and play a pivotal role in cancer survivorship.1
There is evidence to show that exercise may be performed during and after your cancer treatment.1 Regardless of whether you’re having therapy like radiation or chemotherapy.1 However, you should speak to your doctor about how you may incorporate exercise in an appropriate way into your cancer journey.
Any medical procedure or treatment involving the use of radiation carries risks, including skin irritation and associated pain. Before proceeding with treatment, you should discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment with an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual treatment outcomes and experiences will vary.