Survivorship focuses on the health and life of a person with cancer post treatment until the end of life. It covers the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and treatment phases. Survivorship includes issues related to the ability to get health care and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers, and quality of life. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also considered part of the survivorship experience.
In the Loddon Mallee Region there are many survivorship programs supporting cancer patients and their families. These have emerged due to the strong evidence around the benefit of exercise in oncology care. Exercise can improve physical functioning, fatigue, anxiety, and self-esteem as well as cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and body composition.
Below is a list of survivorship/oncology rehab programs for our region with contact details.
For more information contact: the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre