Welcome to The Prehabilitation Section of the Cancer Information
and Support Web page.
We are delighted to be able to share information and advice on
the benefits of prehabilitation (prehab) with anyone who has had a
new or recent cancer diagnosis, to support you to prepare for
treatment, surgery and to live well with your condition.
Prehabilitation supports you to prepare well, both physically
and emotionally, before your treatment or surgery. By taking
some simple, early steps to adopt healthy behaviours, you can
improve both your ability to cope with your treatment and enhance
The importance of preparation 'Prehabilitation' and active
recovery pathways in cancer are being increasingly recognised by
cancer patients and healthcare providers around the world.
Prehabilitation incorporates many aspects of your health and
well-being. The three main components are physical activity,
psychological well-being and nutritional support.
On this web page there are links to video's, apps and other
useful resources under each of these headings to enable you to
start to make some positive changes now
to your health and well-being.
Top Tip! Think about what you enjoy
doing and what is important to you when choosing activities as this
can really help to keep you motivated!
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham