What are the benefits?
There are many benefits to accessing extra services while under-going treatment for cancer. Keeping the side effects of cancer treatment under control means that you can complete your course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy with maximal wellness.
Some of the benefits you may notice include:
Stronger muscles and bones
Better balance and reduced falls
Better tolerance of chemotherapy & radiotherapy
Improved confidence in your physical abilities
Improved enjoyment and quality of life
Physiotherapist Mark Mitchell share some insights about Physiotherapy for those undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer.
People with cancer can experience pain for a variety of reasons. In this article Dr Bader, Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, explores the most common questions asked “what is pain?” and “why do I have pain?”
Fatigue is something many of us report at some time or the other. Cancer related fatigue however is a whole different ball game.
World Cancer was February 4th. This year’s slogan, ‘I Am and I Will’ is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.
Despite the growing body of evidence around the benefits for people with cancer accessing exercise while they undergoing treatment, there are still significant barriers.
It is with great excitement that Lift turns 1!
Good nutrition is an essential component to managing the side effect of cancer and its treatment
The story behind Lift is a personal one. Have a read of the article that appeared in the paper about why we are doing what we are doing...
The evidence around how exercise can support people with cancer through treatment and beyond is growing.
On Monday 5th of February Lift hosted a morning tea to mark World Cancer Day 2018. Take a look at some of pictures from our event and read a bit more about why World Cancer Day is so important.