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The Prehab4Cancer and Recovery programme is a free exercise, nutrition and wellbeing scheme in Greater Manchester. Designed to help people with a recent diagnosis of cancer prepare for and cope better with their treatment.

Prehab4Cancer is provided in leisure facilities across Greater Manchester, which means that often patients can access the service close to their home.

The aim is to help patients (and their loved ones) to cope with cancer treatment and feel better, physically and mentally. Prehab4Cancer is designed to help people take an active role in their cancer care and live as well as possible with and beyond cancer.

The importance of preparation ‘prehabilitation’ and active recovery pathways in cancer are being increasingly recognised by cancer patients and healthcare providers around the world. The elements of physical activity , nutritional management and psychological support  appear core to improving patients’ outcomes and quality of life.

GM Cancer is the first regional system in the UK to introduce large scale prehabilitation as a standard of care for cancer patients.

Two Prehab4Cancer participants in a gym using weights.

More information for Professionals

Find out more about the programme, why it’s important to refer your patient and how to refer.

More information for Patients

Prehab4Cancer is currently available to a number of patients within Greater Manchester.

You can find out more about who is eligible here:

Our website also gives lots of helpful advice, including exercise videos you can work along with.

Find out more here:

Two Prehab4Cancer participants on exercise bikes

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