Prescribing exercise as an adjunct therapy for cancer patients

Exercise is not only therapeutic for cancer patients, it can greatly improve their quality of life and lead to a more positive long-term prognosis

One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every four minutes.1

Cancer and its treatment can significantly compromise physical and mental health, and wellbeing.

It is responsible for the greatest burden of disease in Australia, which means health services are stretched trying to adequately manage these issues.2

Based on the available scientific evidence, exercise represents an important adjunct therapy in cancer management.

A recent systematic review of more than 100 studies found that cancer patients involved in greater