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Our vision for Yorkshire

It is estimated that 80% of people with cancer are not active enough. Evidence suggests that most do not start to be active without support, likely due to a combination of the impact of cancer-related fatigue, concerns about safety, and the traditional message of rest.

Most people with a cancer diagnosis do not receive support with physical activity, nutrition and wellbeing. 

We want to change this.

Our vision is that one day everyone with a cancer diagnosis in Yorkshire can benefit from these services.

Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research
Dr Kathryn Scott - Yorkshire Cancer Research CEO

Backed by research

Research already shows that regular activity before, during and after cancer treatment can help patients in many ways. Yorkshire Cancer Research has partnered with the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University to understand more about the benefits of prehabilitation and rehabilitation for people affected by cancer.

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Help us expand Active Together

We are working to ensure that every person diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire is able to access services like Active Together.

If you are interested in developing cancer prehabilitation and rehabilitation services in your area then we would like to hear from you. Please complete this short form and our team will be in touch.

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