Principles of Cancer Rehabilitation

A. Asher, A. Ng, J. Engle

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The central tenet of cancer rehabilitation is to help cancer patients and survivors regain and improve their physical, psychosocial, and vocational functioning within the limitations imposed by the disease and its treatment. As the number of survivors have increased dramatically over the last 20 years, issues related to quality of life (QoL) and function have become increasingly important. Many of the toxicities and complications of cancer and its treatment can be mitigated by rehabilitation interventions. This review outlines the role of rehabilitation in a number of common cancer rehabilitation challenges, including cancer-related fatigue, lymphedema, and peripheral neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardio-Oncology
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples, Prevention and Management
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128035535
ISBN (Print)9780128035474
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral
  • Integrative therapies
  • Lymphedema
  • Radiation fibrosis syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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