- Cancer Information
- Living well
- Exercise after a cancer diagnosis (including videos)
- Treatment side effects and exercise
- Side effects that need extra care
Side effects that need extra care
Some side effects need extra care, and you may have to frequently adjust how hard and how long you exercise. Speak to your doctor, physiotherapist or exercise physiologist for help with this.
Learn more about:
- Cancer affecting the bones
- Low white cell count (neutropenia)
- Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
- Skin irritation
- Poor balance and coordination
- Peripheral neuropathy
|If you have osteoporosis, get advice on exercise from your doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.|
A/Prof Prue Cormie, Chair, COSA Exercise and Cancer Group, and Principal Research Fellow – Exercise Oncology, Australian Catholic University, NSW; Rebecca Cesnik, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, ACT; Dr Nicolas Hart, Senior Research Fellow, Exercise Medicine Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Council WA; Stephanie Lamb, Life Now Project Officer, Cancer Council WA; John Odd, Consumer; Sharni Quinn, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC; Chris Sibthorpe, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council Queensland; Jane Turner, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Concord Cancer Centre, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, NSW.
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Coping with cancer?
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Life after cancer treatment
Programs and support for people who have finished treatment
ENRICH – a free healthy lifestyle program
A face-to-face exercise and nutrition program for cancer survivors