Benefits of QuestPrehab’s digital prehabilitation for people diagnosed with cancer
Enhanced Physical Fitness:
Cancer and its treatments can lead to physical deconditioning and muscle loss. Prehabilitation includes exercise programs that aim to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility. This can help patients better tolerate the physical demands of cancer treatment and surgery
Reduced Treatment Side Effects:
Prehabilitation may help mitigate some of the side effects of cancer treatments. For example, by improving cardiovascular fitness, patients may experience fewer cardiovascular issues associated with chemotherapy. Strengthening exercises can help maintain muscle mass, which can be important for combating the muscle wasting often seen during cancer treatment.
Cancer treatments can be physically and emotionally taxing. Prehabilitation can potentially speed up the recovery process after surgery or chemotherapy by improving a patient’s overall health and reducing the time spent in the hospital.
Improved Emotional Resilience:
Cancer can take a toll on a patient’s mental and emotional well-being. Prehabilitation often includes psychological support and counseling to help patients cope with anxiety, depression, and stress associated with their diagnosis and treatment.
Better Treatment Tolerance:
Cancer patients who are physically fit and emotionally prepared may better tolerate the side effects and challenges of treatment, which can lead to improved treatment adherence and outcomes.
Improved Quality of Life:
Prehabilitation can enhance a patient’s overall quality of life by improving their physical abilities, emotional well-being, and sense of control over their health.
Prehabilitation can reduce the risk of complications during and after cancer treatments and surgeries, ultimately leading to safer and more effective cancer care.
Long-Term Health Benefits:
The benefits of prehabilitation can extend beyond the immediate treatment phase. Patients who engage in prehabilitation may continue to experience improved physical fitness and emotional well-being even after cancer treatment is completed.