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UC Cancer Wellness Centre is a unique multidisciplinary teaching clinic providing supportive cancer care to the residents of Canberra and nearby regions. Through delivering allied health services before, during and beyond cancer treatment, our individually tailored programs can help mitigate treatment-related side effects, improve physical function and quality of life.
Our supportive care programs include:
In 2018, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) released a position statement stating that “exercise should be embedded as part of standard practice in cancer care and to be viewed as an adjunct therapy that helps counteract the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment.” This recommendation has evolved from countless studies demonstrating that sedentary behaviour such as sitting and lying should be limited and that regular exercise is safe and effective as pre-rehabilitation throughout active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy) and to enhance recovery following treatment.
Below are some of the health and wellbeing benefits commonly experienced from participating in regular exercise during and after cancer treatment.