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Cancer care: how online exercise plans can boost patient recovery and quality of life

Nurses should promote online exercise plans to continue supporting people with cancer

Big potential is seen for online exercise plans and nurses need to promote their use in supporting people with cancer before, during and after their treatment

  • COVID-19 saw many health support services move exercise plans online and also personalise them to help rebuild lost confidence
  • Exercise before, during and after cancer treatment can help slow progression of the disease and improve chances of survival
  • Exercise also helps improve quality of life by reducing cancer-related fatigue, increasing mobility and boosting mental well-being

Online exercise programmes for people with cancer are here to stay and more nurses should consider referring to them, say cancer rehabilitation experts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen

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