Physical activity during and following cancer treatment is a safe and effective intervention which has been shown to improve health outcomes.

In this rapid learning, you will learn how you can contribute to improved health outcomes for your patients by encouraging appropriate exercise regimens.

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Services provided by accredited exercise physiologists and physiotherapists are eligible for subsidies through Medicare and private health insurers.

Find a health professional who specialises in exercise in oncology


Provide patients with supportive resources and information about exercise

Learn more about the benefits of exercise for cancer patients and survivors:

  1. Cormie, P., Atkinson, M., Bucci, L., Cust, A., Eakin, E., Hayes, S., McCarthy, S., Murnane, A., Patchell, S. and Adams, D., 2018. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia position statement on exercise in cancer care. Med J Aust.
  2. Hayes, S.C., Spence, R.R., Galvão, D.A. and Newton, R.U., 2009. Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science position stand: optimising cancer outcomes through exercise. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12(4), pp.428-434.
  3. Rock, C.L., Doyle, C., Demark‐Wahnefried, W., Meyerhardt, J., Courneya, K.S., Schwartz, A.L., Bandera, E.V., Hamilton, K.K., Grant, B., McCullough, M. and Byers, T., 2012. Nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors. CA: a cancer journal for clinicians, 62(4), pp.242-274.
  4. Schmitz, K.H., Courneya, K.S., Matthews, C., Demark-Wahnefried, W., Galvão, D.A., Pinto, B.M., Irwin, M.L., Wolin, K.Y., Segal, R.J., Lucia, A. and Schneider, C.M., 2010. American College of Sports Medicine roundtable on exercise guidelines for cancer survivors. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 42(7), pp.1409-1426.


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