Exercise For Cancer

With Accredited Exercise Physiologists at DNA Health Group


Why? Research has demonstrated physical activity to be a safe and effective therapy in the management of cancer both during after treatment. Where bed rest was previously the standard recommendation, specialists are now routinely advising their patients to return to activity as a means of helping to manage energy levels and other treatment side effects, improve strength and general fitness, reduce hospitalisation time, benefit mood and enhance their long-term chance of survival.

How? The MAC program offers a clinical exercise program for cancer survivors based on the latest research into effective treatment strategies. MAC is developed and run by Accredited Exercise Physiologists, and aims to increase the quality and quantity of life in people with cancer by guiding participants through an appropriate set of activities specifically tailored to improve treatment and health outcomes.

When? We are now taking bookings for the limited availability within the program. If you or someone you know is interested in the MAC program and would like to sign-up, or would simply like to know more, please don’t hesitate to call us on (03) 9555 1221 or email us on info@movementagainstcancer.com.au.

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Testimonials

Take a look at some of the people already making strides with our program.

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exercise for cancer

Vern

Vern is a husband, father and grandfather of 74 years of age. In 2014, Vern was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Radical prostate surgery and a seven-week course of radiation therapy followed, bringing with it decreased energy levels, issues with continence and a higher risk of chronic disease. The surgery also dropped Vern’s testosterone levels to close to zero, leaving him with higher levels of body fat, depleted muscle mass (and strength) and the likelihood of very low bone density over time. Vern began at MAC after Kate’s information session on the benefits of exercise and cancer at a support group’s monthly meeting triggered his interest.

Read how the program has helped Vern.

John is a 66-year old son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.  In 2012 John was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Fortunately for John the treatment regime required was fairly quick – a single round of Brachytherapy – which was ultimately very successful. While he avoided many of the complications which come with multiple and varied types of treatments, John still suffered the common cancer-related fatigue that many survivors face. His pelvic floor was also weakened, another undesirable side-effect that many prostate cancer patients must deal with after surgery. John decided to join the MAC program as a means of continuing to perform an exercise program prescribed specifically to help achieve his goals.

Read how the program has helped John.

Cancer and exercise: The research


Superior levels of exercise following a cancer diagnosis have been associated with a
28-44%
reduced relative risk of cancer-related death

a review of over
0
randomised controlled trials demonstrated the ability of exercise to counteract treatment side effects such as fatigue, psychological distress, and decreased quality of life

The rate of medical expenses for people with colorectal, breast and prostate cancer who exercised regularly was reduced by
0%
compared to inactive people

Find us.

18/148 Chesterville Road
Cheltenham VIC 3192


Call us.

(03) 9555 1221


Email us.

kate@dnahealthgroup.com.au

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