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Active against Cancer

Active against Cancer

Location: Active Against Cancer Hookstone Wood Road Harrogate HG2 8PN – Phone: 01423 557924

The evidence for the benefits of exercise in patients living with cancer is now well established. Despite this, access to exercise classes with specialist trainers remains highly limited at best, and is often totally unavailable.

‘With the creation of this unique service we hope to change this for patients living with cancer in the Harrogate District. Active Against Cancer was set up with founder funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research, who supported the service through the pilot phase. The service is delivered by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, where this new model puts exercise at the core of cancer care for all patients. – For more details and how to join go to https://www.activeagainstcancer.org.uk/ 

Active against Cancer

The evidence for the benefits of exercise in patients living with cancer is now well established. Despite this, access to exercise classes with specialist trainers remains highly limited at best, and is often totally unavailable.

‘With the creation of this unique service we hope to change this for patients living with cancer in the Harrogate District. Active Against Cancer was set up with founder funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research, who supported the service through the pilot phase. The service is delivered by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, where this new model puts exercise at the core of cancer care for all patients.

In addition to being a great place to exercise, we hope that Active Against Cancer also provides a great place for you to socialise! By taking part in any Active Against Cancer activity you are becoming part of our community and are welcome to make use of the many facilities on offer at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre (HSFC),

After being diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and undergoing surgery and chemotherapy, I was keen to try and rebuild my fitness. It was hard to know what exercise was appropriate whilst navigating the side affects of treatment, recovering from major abdominal surgery and having had a portacath fitted. Being able to remain active during treatment helped me retain some normality and provided a sense of achievement.Physical exercise has played such a big role for me in emotionally coping with treatment and adapting to living with cancer. My fitness is something over which I have control and maintaining a decent level of fitness can only be a good thing if I’m faced with further surgery or treatment for my cancer in the future.” Jo Beagley

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