Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity: Fitness hope for cancer survival

06 Jan 2020 - Obesity

The UK’s National Health Service is hoping that a new pre-treatment fitness program will lead to better odds of survival for thousands of cancer patients. People who have been diagnosed with the disease are being given the option of entering into a “prehab” regime of three fitness sessions a week. “Cancer treatments now work better than ever, but they can really take a toll on your body,” NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said. “So there’s increasing evidence that it’s really worth trying to get match fit ahead of chemo or major surgery. In effect you are ‘priming’ your own recovery before your treatment even begins."

Canberra Times, 27/12/2019, Page 16