We acknowledge the important role of health professionals in building knowledge of exercise as an adjunct therapy that helps counteract the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment, and greatly appreciate and value your support in linking cancer patients with the Cancer Council WA Life Now Program.
Life Now Exercise is offered to Western Australians who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, are currently undergoing cancer treatment or who have completed cancer treatment in the last two years.
Primary Carers are eligible to register when the patient they support is also enrolled.
We prioritise new participants, giving everyone the opportunity to participate in our Life Now Exercise course.
Exercise Program contraindications include the following health conditions:
- Presence of an acute illness, in addition to the initial cancer diagnosis
- Any musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or neurological disorder that could place the participant at risk of severe injury or illness resulting from the exercise (excluding conditions/disorders that require exercise as part of their treatment)
- Presence of bone metastases*
- Presence of myeloma bone disease
- Severe anaemia
Following registration, each participant must gain medical clearance and complete an initial assessment with their assigned accredited exercise physiologist who will develop their individually tailored exercise program (fee applies).
The 12-week (24 class) Exercise course is free of charge to participants, thanks to generous community donations to Cancer Council WA. Participants are asked to commit to attending all or most of the course.
*People with bone metastases may now apply for the Life Now Exercise Joondalup course. Participants will be required to provide the Exercise Physiologist with a radiological scan which identifies the location of the bone metastases( i.e. CT/PET/Bone scan).