Exercise For Cancer



Designed and developed by DNA Health Group, Movement Against Cancer (MAC) is an evidence-based, clinical exercise program for people currently living with cancer and cancer survivors. MAC aims to increase the quality and quantity of life in people with cancer by guiding participants through an appropriate set of activities specifically tailored to improve treatment and health outcomes.  The program is prescribed and supervised by Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) – allied health professionals with a minimum 4-year university degree in exercise prescription and lifestyle modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.

Research has demonstrated physical activity to be a safe and effective therapy in the management of cancer and its associated treatment. Moreover, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia recommends that patients be referred to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and/or physiotherapist with specialist knowledge in cancer care.

The advantages of physical activity for people with cancer reported in research are wide and varied, and include:

  • Enhanced energy levels
  • Improved physical function
  • Increased strength and muscle mass
  • Improved balance and reduced risk of falls
  • Improved sleep
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Maintained bone density
  • Decreased body fat
  • Reduced risk of other chronic disease (such as heart disease and diabetes)
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Non-exacerbation of lymphedema
  • Improved survival rates after diagnosis (for breast, colon and prostate cancer)

To find out more about MAC please don’t hesitate to get in touch via phone, email, or via our online enquiry formIn addition you can check out our Movement Against Cancer webpage for further details, including frequently asked questions, eligibility for rebates and how to refer your patient.

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