EX-MED Cancer

Published November 9, 2017

A best practice exercise medicine program for people with cancer.

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About the EX-MED Cancer

Many cancer survivors suffer serious long-term health problems. Research has established appropriate exercise as a safe and effective intervention for cancer survivors, which leads to improved wellbeing. This evidence has led major organisations worldwide to recommend exercise for cancer survivors. Despite this, the majority of survivors don’t exercise and no evidence-based exercise services are routinely available for Victorian survivors. This project will develop, implement and evaluate a sustainable model of care to improve the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors through translation of best practice exercise delivered in the community.

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Who is this trial for?

  • Anyone diagnosed with cancer
  • Completed primary cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy) within the last 1 year; can be currently receiving hormone therapy.

What does participation involve?

  • 3-month best practice exercise intervention
  • Supervised by an accredited exercise physiologist who specialises in cancer
  • Individualised exercise prescriptions
  • Small group exercise sessions
  • Delivered at one of five fitness centres throughout Melbourne
  • All provided free of charge to participants

Where are the exercise clinics?

  • Genesis Health and Fitness, Melbourne CBD
  • Coburg Leisure Centre, Coburg
  • Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Hawthorn
  • Monash Sport and Fitness, Caulfield
  • Sunshine Leisure Centre, Sunshine

How do I get involved?

Register your interest to participate in this trial

What do people diagnosed with cancer think of EX-MED Cancer?

“Amazing program! I feel as if I am gaining control of my life again as well as being fitter than I have ever been before. Best thing I’ve ever done.”

“Discovered I’m capable of so much more than I thought. My strength and stamina have improved and my mood has lifted. Another step in kicking cancer to the curb.”

“I have found EX-MED Cancer a motivating and empowering initiative. I am certain I will have all the motivation I need to continue under my own steam.”

“Because of this trial, I am as strong as others in the gym and for that hour I forget I had cancer. If only exercise was recognized as an essential part of cancer treatment.”

“Absolutely love the program. Enjoying it much more than I thought I would.”

EX-MED Cancer is changing the lives of people with cancer


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