Exercise and staying active

Exercise is not contraindicated for people living with or recovering from cancer. Indeed evidence from research studies indicates that 'easy to learn' daily exercises can help with reducing nausea; help with fatigue, insomnia and low mood. Regular exercise can boost confidence and self esteem, reduces anxiety and depression, helps with lymphoedema, cancer related fatigue, insomnia, and eases pain, nausea and constipation.

There are also studies with patients recovering from cancer treatment that demonstrates improvements in the immune system and in reducing the risk of future cancers. For advice about exercise during and after cancer treatment please speak to your doctor, specialist nurse or ask for referral to a physiotherapist locally.

Last updated: August 2019

Christie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doing all we can to make sure patients get the treatment, information and support they need. Read some stories from our patients and staff to find out what The Christie is doing at this difficult time.

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Corinne Faivre Finn
“We have seen a lot of our research staff return to the office. This has massively improved morale as it is a lot easier to connect with people.”
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Christie consultant
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“The experience has allowed me to be able to hear what is not being said. The extraordinary strength and resilience of individuals as they greet you with a smile… when you are aware of the pain and anguish they will be going through.”
Digital services team, redeployed to telephone patients
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“Of course, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away – we have to be cautious and we have to proceed in an appropriate way.”
Professor John Radford, director of research at The Christie
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