Improving your fitness after cancer treatment

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This article reveals how exercise can help your recovery and share tips for exercising with cancer.

Instead of rest clinicians and oncologists are now recommending exercise after cancer treatment as a strategy for reducing the side-effects of treatment, speeding recovery and improving overall quality of life.

Being diagnosed with cancer may put exercise and fitness goals right to the back of your mind. Add to that the impact of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapies and it’s easy to see why you may feel less motivated.

But exercise can have a very positive impact on your health, mentally and physically at this difficult time.


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Can anyone help with information about loss of smell and taste please? I was one of many who had a virus over New Year, with sinusitus, but when other people's above senses returned, mine didn't. I was perscribed steroid nasal sprays, then antibiotics (twice) and have since had a endoscopy to check sinuses, and a CT scan, for which I'm awaiting results and appointment, but, the overriding problem is depression, as I had such an acute sense of smell and taste before, and now, lack of these is causing no end of problems, burning food, having to wash, or throw away things, just in case there's a problem. it's scary too, even offensive odours to other people aren't so I haven't safe way to checking things. Anybody had experiences similar to this. Thank you

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