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Letters Prehabilitation before cancer treatment

Macmillan’s guidance on prehabilitation

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 04 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5824
  1. June Davis, specialist adviser for allied health professionals
  1. Macmillan Cancer Support, London SE1 7UQ, UK
  1. hapotter{at}

Giles and Cummins discuss our report on prehabilitation for people with cancer.12 We recognise the barriers to successful implementation that they mention and are working with NHS leaders to tackle them.

We agree that the evidence base for prehabilitation must be strengthened. Our report recommends building on evidence gaps and, critically, getting a further understanding of the patient prehabilitation …

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