Steven Harulow looks at the impact of exercise in cancer rehabilitation and the challenges and rewards for personal trainers working in this growing area of expertise.
According to Cancer Research UK (CRUK), someone is diagnosed with cancer in the United Kingdom approximately every two minutes. That’s a staggering 363,000 new cancer diagnoses every year; more than 990 every day. It is very likely that you will know of or meet someone with cancer. You may even develop cancer yourself.
That’s a pretty depressing thought, I know, but it’s important to realise that improvements in cancer detection and treatment advances mean more people are living longer and cancer free after treatment. Overall cancer survival in the UK has doubled in the past 40 years and in 2010-2011 half of those diagnosed with cancer in England and Wales had surviv