Cancer prehabilitation helps improve your baseline health before you begin cancer treatment and decrease the chance of having difficult or severe post-treatment side effects.
Many of you experience muscle weakness, pain, fatigue, appetite changes and emotional stress while going through treatment. Prehabilitation strategies address both physical and emotional health.
Each person may identify a variety of goals. However, it’s common to work on physical strength, nutrition and stress management before treatment. The idea centers on developing healthy habits and strengthening the body and mind, leading to a faster recovery.
If you’re recently diagnosed, you may feel like things are out of your control. Prehabilitation helps you take back a sense of control and play an active role in your treatment and recovery. Here are a few strategies to help you get started:
Ask your doctor about prehabilitation if your situation allows you time before beginning treatment.
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