Every year during the last week of May, the European Week against cancer is organised to raise awareness around cancer and increase support for the fight against cancer. One of the key initiatives the European Commission is working on in this area is the Europe’s Beating Cancer plan, of which the final version is expected to be published by the end of the year.
The plan will be built around four main areas: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life cancer patients and survivors. There is an increasing body of evidence that indicates that physical activity is a key preventive asset and has a positive impact throughout the different stages of several types of cancer treatments. During the public consultation period for the Europe’s Beating Cancer plan, organised by the European Commission, EuropeActive has stressed the importance and potential of physical activity in the fight against cancer.
The European fitness and physical activity sector has an important role to play in the fight against cancer and EuropeActive will make sure this role is acknowledged by policy and decision makers.
More information on the work EuropeActive does in the field of health enhancing physical activity can be found on: https://www.europeactive-euaffairs.eu/programme/HEPA