There are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and this figure is set to rise to 4million by 2030. Cancer patients are living longer following diagnosis than they did 40 years ago. Today a cancer diagnosis increasingly means living with the disease. Many people are experiencing the consequences of cancer which require support for many years after diagnosis and treatment. Cancer patients may live for many years with cancer and they should be supported to live as long, and as well, as possible.
Being physically active can have many benefits for people living with cancer however, only 23% of people living with cancer are active to recommended levels and 31% are completely inactive. Therefore, Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with the University of Surrey, are inviting sports coaches and physical activity leaders, to complete this survey to better understand their views on supporting people with cancer to 'move more'. This should only take 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed by clicking here.
Completing this survey will help Macmillan to work towards their vision 'that everyone living with and beyond cancer is aware of the benefits of physical activity and able to become active, at a level which is right for them, in an activity that they enjoy.'
Thank you for your support of this vital research.