Any Cancer. Any Stage. Any Age.
Cancer treatment can be tough. Really tough. Sometimes you just want to escape for a while, and participating in sport is a great way to do that. Exercise and sport can be a great way to remind you that you are so much more than a cancer patient. It can give you something to focus on and help you set goals for the future.
There is lots of evidence to prove that exercise is one of the most important things you can do to cope with the physical and mental side effects of cancer treatment. It can also lower the chance that your cancer will come back.
But there’s a problem; most doctors and nurses aren’t trained to give accurate advice about keeping fit during cancer treatment.
- What sports are safe?
- How hard should I train?
- How often should I train?
- How soon after each treatment can I get back to the sports I love?
We hope Cancerfit will help you answer these questions.
Do you want to find other cancer patients who do the same sports as you?
Do you want to stay up-to-date with the latest evidence about exercising safely during cancer treatment?
Do you just want to find someone else in a similar boat to you who has found a way to stay fit and active despite cancer?
Cancerfit aims to provide an online community for people who want to continue to enjoy exercise despite a cancer diagnosis. We want to help you continue to do the sports you love, during and after treatment.
Please get in touch with your patient stories your blogs and join our forum to connect with others and ask any questions. We want to support you to stay fit whilst living with or beyond cancer and aim to help athletes build up strength and confidence to get back into competitive racing or take part in events again.
This is a work in progress and we don’t promise to have all the answers. But everything that is anything starts off as a little thing. We hope you enjoy it.
Cancerfit is being developed by 5 friends who came up with the same idea from 5 different avenues