Published April 2018
Clinical Oncology Society of Australia
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COSA calls for:
– Exercise to be embedded as part of standard practice in cancer care and to be viewed as an adjunct therapy that helps counteract the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment
– All members of the multidisciplinary cancer team to promote physical activity and recommend people with cancer adhere to exercise guidelines
– Best practice cancer care to include referral to an accredited exercise physiologist and/or physiotherapist with experience in cancer care
All people with cancer should avoid inactivity and return to normal daily activities as soon as possible following diagnosis (i.e. be as physically active as current abilities and conditions allow).