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.