Cancer Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation

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Recent studies have shown that prehab/rehab can be very important for cancer patients.

By increasing physical activity prior to treatment or surgery; findings suggest that recovery times are improved, the risk of complications are shown to be lower and there’s a reduced length of stay in hospital. These implemented changes also promote healthier lifestyle choices, which leads to enhanced physical & mental health and wellbeing.

Macmillan have produced information and guidance for professionals on prehabilitation and rehabilitation for cancer patients. Read more here

View the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust web page on Prehabilitation.

Case Study: Active Against Cancer - Harrogate

Active Against Cancer.pngThe evidence for the benefits of exercise in patients living with cancer is now well established. 

With the creation of a partnership between Yorkshire Cancer Research and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, patients living with cancer in Harrogate are offered a new model of care with exercise at its core.

Active Against Cancer is a new and unique free health and wellbeing service. It provides bespoke, individualised activity programmes, free to all cancer patients, no matter their diagnosis or current fitness level.

More information here


Case Study: First Steps Cancer Programme, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

First Steps.pngThe First Steps Cancer Programme at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is for patients and their families who are dealing with a recent cancer diagnosis.

The service was set up in October 2019 response to feedback from patients, who said they would value more support at the beginning  of their cancer journey.

It's an information and support session that is designed to help patients help themselves.

Read about First Steps, watch the video and listen to patient feedback here

nb picture taken in October 2019, prior to the introduction of social distancing guidelines