Sports after breast cancer

Many cancer patients appear to be very tired and in poor physical condition after their treatment(s). That is why the Medical Oncology Department and the Center for Sports Medicine of UZ Gent were the first in Belgium to take the initiative to investigate whether an aftercare program could improve the quality of life of those patients. The program consists of physical training, psychological, social and relational counseling as well as advice on the right diet and lifestyle. It was primarily aimed at women with breast cancer who had completed surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It was named EU'REKA 'in which' REKA 'stands for Reintegration of Cancer Patients.