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If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer and are looking for help with getting or staying active, Move More can support you from diagnosis onwards.

Becoming more physically active is a positive change when you are living with or after cancer. Cancer and its treatment can make things feel very uncertain. Doing something for yourself like becoming more active can help you feel more in control.

Research suggests that along with having a healthy diet, being physically active can help reduce the risk of some cancer types coming back. It can also help reduce the risk of developing other health problems, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Being active before, during and after treatment is safe. It can:

  • reduce tiredness (fatigue)
  • help look after your heart
  • reduce anxiety and depression
  • help you keep to a healthy weight
  • strengthen your muscles
  • improve bone health
  • improve your flexibility and ability to stretch
  • improve balance
  • increase your confidence.

You might be nervous about starting a physical activity plan, especially if you were not very active before your cancer treatment. You may worry that you are too tired or that you might injure yourself. But research shows that even a little activity is better than no activity at all. As you start to feel more confident, you can slowly build up the amount of physical activity you do.

Cancer Information and Support Service

Working in partnership with Macmillan, we are here to help you or someone you care about who has been diagnosed with cancer. Our trained Macmillan volunteers offer a free Cancer Information and Support Service. The Macmillan volunteers will be able to provide:

  • A confidential support service
  • Referral to benefits and financial advice
  • A place to talk
  • Links to other relevant local organisations
  • A comprehensive range of leaflets and books on cancer topics

To book a Cancer Information and Support Services slot or to find out more, please complete the online form below and a member of the team will be in touch. Keep up to date with session info here.

Volunteering

We would not be able to provide our local Cancer support service without our amazing volunteers. Even during trying times, our  volunteers have continued to provide a fantastic service to Renfrewshire residents, such as delivering online Gentle Movement classes.

Volunteering can be an amazing way to learn new skills, try out working in a new sector, and a way of meeting new people.

If you would like to find out about the current volunteer roles within the health and wellbeing team please contact healthandwellbeing@renfrewshire.gov.uk and we will be in touch.

For more information about our Macmillan services, please get in touch with us using the form below.

Further information about physical activity and cancer can be found within this Macmillan booklet.

Macmillan's free telephone support line is available 7 days a week, 8am till 8pm. They can help with clinical, practical and financial related information.

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As a charity, our services help people live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives. A donation to Renfrewshire Leisure will help us continue to provide charitable services across our communities.

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