Friday, 8 January 2016

This weeks headline – so important that it even featured on Radio 2!

UK researchers are carrying out a trial to see if exercise therapy can help men with prostate cancer.
The Sheffield Hallam University team, backed by Cancer Research UK, have a hunch that physical activity can help the body stop tumours from spreading.
They are asking 50 men with prostate cancer that has not yet spread to put the theory to the test for 12 months.
They hope to show that aerobic exercise is a treatment in its own right and should be offered on the NHS.
Half of the men will have weekly supervised exercise sessions, while the other 25 will only be given information about the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.
We have worked with Prof Thomas, oncologist (author of ‘Lifestyle and Cancer’) and regularly help people on their cancer journey to exercise effectively. Studies have shown that exercise increases and enhances survival for people with cancer as well as prevention. (Macmillan ‘Move More’ campaign, )
If you, or someone you know, might benefit, tell them about what we offer. We have staff with additional qualifications in Cancer Rehabilitation waiting to help.

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