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The benefits of physical activity after a cancer diagnosis
Reduce side effects and complications
Taking part in Active Together can reduce side effects from cancer and treatment making recovery easier. It can also reduce the likelihood of complications from surgery.
Reduce hospital stay
Early data shows patients who have taken part in Active Together before their surgery spend less time in hospital and less time in critical care.
Access to previously unsuitable treatments
Increased fitness, endurance and muscle strength can allow people to receive treatments that were not previously available to them, giving them the best chance to recover from cancer.
Improve the likelihood of survival
Current evidence shows that the risk of cancer-specific mortality could be reduced by 22% to 47%.
Reduce the risk of cancer recurrence
Evidence currently suggests that the risk of any cancer recurrence could be reduced by 3% to 66%.