The Activa't programme to improve the effects of treatment, quality of life and survival of people diagnosed with breast cancer has been restarted
An initiative promoted by the Primary Care of the Catalan Institute of Health of the Lleida Area, the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital of Lleida and the Department of Youth, Festivals, Traditions and Sports of the Lleida City Council
In October, the Activa't programme will start again in Lleida, a proposal of exercises to improve the effects of treatments, quality of life and survival of people diagnosed with breast cancer. The initiative promotes autonomy, empowerment, improved mobility of the upper limbs, faster recovery after surgery and provides psychological support to those who benefit from it.
The programme, which is supervised by a person with a degree in physical activity and sports science, is promoted by the Primary Care Department of the Catalan Health Institute of the Lleida Area, the Functional Breast Unit of the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital of Lleida (HUAV) and the Department of Youth, Festivals and Sports of Lleida City Council, with the collaboration of the Lleida Biomedical Research Institute (IRBLleida). The initiative will take place twice a week, lasting one hour each day. This edition of the programme will end in May 2022.
The healthcare team, both at the hospital and primary care centres, will be in charge of informing the beneficiaries of this activity directly at the consultations, as well as registering them. "It has been shown that physical exercise benefits people diagnosed with breast cancer in many ways," explained Serafín Morales, a doctor at the HUAV's Functional Breast Unit and researcher at IRBLleida. For this reason, the Activa't programme continues to operate in the demarcation.
The exercises are supervised by a person with a degree in physical activity and sport sciences