Doctors and scientists in Southampton can return cancer patients to pre-treatment fitness levels within six weeks using a novel ‘prehabilitation’ programme. Led by Professor Mike Grocott, researchers at the NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit studied the effect of tailored exercise programmes on bowel cancer patients after chemotherapy and radiotherapy but before surgery.

In the UK in 2012, more than 9,000 people were diagnosed with the rectal form of bowel cancer and three-quarters underwent major surgery with a death rate of 3.2%.

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