Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice

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Demos Medical Publishing, Apr 22, 2009 - Medical - 224 pages
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This new comprehensive reference provides a state-of-the-art overview of the principles of cancer care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to cancer survivors. Authored by some of the world« leading cancer rehabilitation experts and oncology specialists, the principles section provides primer level discussions of the various cancer types and their assessment and management. The practice section thoroughly explores the identification, evaluation, and treatment of specific impairments and disabilities that result from cancer and the treatment of cancer.This groundbreaking volume enables the entire medical team to provide superior care that results in a better quality of life for cancer survivors.

Features include:

  • Multi-specialty editorship and authorship from physiatry, oncology, physical therapy, occupational therapy,and related disciplines.
  • Focus on therapeutic management of cancer-related impairments and complications.
  • In-depth treatment of the medical, neurologic, musculoskeletal, and general rehabilitation issues specific to this patient population.

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Michael O'Dell, MD, Chief of Clinical Services, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Michael D. Stubblefield, MD, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell, New York, New York. University Rehabilitation Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

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