Regular exercise can have many benefits during and after your breast cancer treatment. From lessening treatment side effects including fatigue, weight gain and lowered bone density, to improved recovery time following surgery, managing stress and anxiety and sleep associated with a breast cancer diagnosis to reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence, there is really no reason for exercise not to be included in your treatment plan. There are many programs available, please discuss with your medical team which is the best fit for you.


EX-MED cancer is an exercise medicine program providing individualised exercise prescriptions to people with cancer. This program runs for 3 months and can be commenced at any time during and after treatment. Discuss with your breast care nurse or oncology nurse practitioner if you wish to be referred to this program.

Locations: Box Hill South, Caulfield East, Coburg, Melbourne CBD and Sunshine.

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InForm Health and Exercise

InForm Health and Exercise are a group of exercise physiologists specialising in the management and treatment of chronic and complex health conditions including breast cancer. InForm Health and Exercise facilitate a Breast Cancer Exercise Group ‘designed to assist in creating a routine, improve strength and stamina, improve your range of movement and provide an opportunity for ongoing professional input’.

Location: Glen Iris

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Community Health Cancer Rehabilitation Program

The cancer rehabilitation program is for cancer survivors who wish to improve their quality of life by gaining confidence with exercise, managing fatigue, improving nutrition and managing stress. The groups combine supervised exercises, education and discussion sessions, with self-management support in a group setting.

Location: Frankston Community Health & Rosebud Community Health

Further information: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/services/peninsula-health-community-health/cancer-rehabilitation-program/

Brochure: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Cancer-Rehabilitation-Brochure-June-2013.pdf

Eastern Health Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation Program

During this program participants attend twice a week for seven weeks. Each group session consisting of one hour of tailored exercise followed by one hour of information.

Location: Wantirna South

Further information: https://www.easternhealth.org.au/services/item/94-cancer-oncology-rehabilitation-program

Living Longer, Living Stronger Program

Strength training programs specifically designed to meet the needs of older people.

Location: Across Victoria https://www.cotavic.org.au/our-programs/strength-training/find-a-living-longer-living-stronger-program-in-your-area/

Further information: https://www.cotavic.org.au/our-programs/strength-training/

Moving beyond Cancer

An exercise physiology team who specialise in the prescription and delivery of safe and effective exercise and lifestyle modifications for the prevention and management of chronic diseases in either a group or individual setting.

Location: Camberwell

Further information: https://mepg.com.au/moving-beyond-cancer/

Upwell health Collective

Build your physical and mental resilience before you start your treatment with this carefully crafted package. Upwell`s highly skilled allied health and wellness professionals will collaborate in your care and work closely with your surgeon or oncologist along the way. Choose from either exercise physiology (personalised exercises) or clinical Pilates as your primary movement, and compliment it with two relaxing massages and a restorative yoga session to help balance your mind body and spirit.

Location: Camberwell

Further Information: https://upwellhealth.com.au/

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