Tag Archives: oncology

17 Jul 2023

Does exercise help lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is swelling when the lymphatic system is overwhelmed or compromised. The lymphatic system is a one-way circulatory system, that collects the excess fluid and metabolic wastes from the body to filter and return to the heart. The lymphatic system is slow and only beats about 6 times per minute and exercise can increase the…

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20 Sep 2021

Exercise During Cancer Treatment- Why is it so Important?

Undertaking cancer treatment can be a very overwhelming experience. It can feel like you are going through the motions without a real sense of control. When I mention exercise, that may feel like the very last thing that is on your mind… But let me tell you why it is so important to think about.…

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13 Sep 2021

Prostate Cancer- Management with Exercise

Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in Australian men with 1 in 6 men being diagnosed by the age of 85? [1]  Prostate cancer is more prevalent in older men as 63% of diagnosed cases are in men over the age of 65 years old [1] Furthermore, it is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia [1].  So…

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