Wednesday 15th April at 7.30pm 
Lifting the Lid on Cancer & Exercise


Hosted by Dr Hazel Wallace (The Food Medic, Physical Therapist and Nutritionist), we’re here to talk honestly about the benefits and challenges of exercising with cancer. Getting moving is hard enough, let alone when living with cancer and its effects, but the research shows that exercise can improve everything from reducing recurrence in some cancers, improving flexibility and cardio-respiratory fitness, and reducing chronic fatigue and significantly improving quality of life.  Hear expert advice from consultant Oncologist Dr Ailsa Sita-Lumsden, Joelle Rainford (Level 4 Cancer Rehab Instructor), Dr. Gemma Pugh (Lecturer @QMUL in sports and exercise medicine), and young adults who have benefited from exercising after cancer, we want to help you have the confidence to get active and equip healthcare professionals to tell people just that. 

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Dr. Hazel Wallace

Dr Hazel Wallace is the founder of The Food Medic, an NHS medical doctor, registered nutritionist (ANutR), and best-selling author.

Dr. Ailsa Sita-Lumsden

Experienced doctor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Oncology, Molecular Biology, Healthcare, Cancer, and Clinical Research. Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD focused in Molecular Biology from Imperial College London. 

Joelle Rainford
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Gemma Pugh

Dr Gemma Pugh is a lecturer in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London. She has a particular interest in physical activity promotion and behaviour change and has carried out a number of research studies investigating health behaviour change among Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) cancer survivors. She has been working with Trekstock to evaluate the impact of the Meet and Move and RENEW programmes.

Ellen Bisci
Hey I'm Ellen, I'm 24 and I had Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia when I was 9 and 12 and the second time around I presented with a massive stroke. Although I am now 11 years cancer free I am still living with a lot of late effect due to the treatment that I had that effect me daily including chronic migraine/headaches, chronic fatigue, secondary intracranial hypertension, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (mild heart failure). 
 
A couple of years ago Jemima suggested the RENEW programme and I can honestly say that it has changed my life. Prior to the programme I wasn't exercising at all but when I started the programme that changed. I was exercising 2-3 times a week and for the first time in my life, I really loved it! During the 12 weeks I gained muscle, lost weight, joined exercise classes (something that would have terrified me before) but I suddenly had the confidence to do so. I noticed that my fatigue had also reduced which was incredible.
 
When the programme ended I joined my local gym and continued to exercise regularly. I now have the confidence to exercise with friends and I will often suggest a walk. I think the biggest thing for me is that I am no longer afraid of exercise. 
 
At the moment I cannot exercise as much as before due to my heart but I am still ensuring that I am walking and doing what I can, even if I cannot go to the gym. My whole mindset towards exercise has completely changed and to Trekstock and the RENEW programme I will forever be thankful!!