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The Prostate Centre has responded to rapidly growing research that demonstrates numerous benefits for prostate cancer patients that exercise during and after treatment. The Survivorship Exercise Program (SEP) is delivered by an Exercise Physiologist and team of clinical exercise researchers and students dedicated to the Prostate Centre. The SEP is the only clinically-integrated exercise program for prostate cancer patients in Toronto and among the few cancer-exercise programs in Canadian hospitals. The SEP is a clinical-research program that strives to provide clinical exercise care to patients while continuing to examine the role of exercise in the management of prostate cancer and treatment-related side effects.
Participants are offered a variety of exercise-related services, depending on their needs assessment and interests. Participants may receive a consultation on how to integrate exercise into their daily routines with consideration of incorporating basic physical activity and exercise principles. During the consultation, a detailed review of your clinical history will assist in providing an individualized physical activity approach. For those that prefer or require more structured exercise, participants may undergo a comprehensive fitness evaluation that will inform the development of a personalized exercise prescription of aerobic and resistance training. Participants may return for follow-up assessments to re-evaluate their fitness throughout program participation.
The exercise program is supported by an exercise manual that details the aerobic and resistance exercises (with variations for beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercisers to allow for progression within the program) and an exercise log. Participants also have continued access to the SEP program staff to address difficulties in program adherence or to accommodate changes in treatment or health status.