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Prehabilitation

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Prehabilitation

Welcome to The Prehabilitation Section of the Cancer Information and Support Web page.

We are delighted to be able to share information and advice on the benefits of prehabilitation (prehab) with anyone who has had a new or recent cancer diagnosis, to support you to prepare for treatment, surgery and to live well with your condition.

What is Prehabilitation?

Prehabilitation supports you to prepare well, both physically and emotionally, before your treatment or surgery.  By taking some simple, early steps to adopt healthy behaviours, you can improve both your ability to cope with your treatment and enhance your recovery.

The importance of preparation 'Prehabilitation' and active recovery pathways in cancer are being increasingly recognised by cancer patients and healthcare providers around the world.

Prehabilitation incorporates many aspects of your health and well-being.  The three main components are physical activity, psychological well-being and nutritional support.

On this web page there are links to video's, apps and other useful resources under each of these headings to enable you to start to make some positive changes now to your health and well-being.

Top Tip! Think about what you enjoy doing and what is important to you when choosing activities as this can really help to keep you motivated!

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital