The importance of physical, psychological and social approaches and strong health care communication skills in cancer rehabilitation

Commentary by Dr. Ricardo Caponero

As survival rates improve, cancer rehabilitation continues to play a critical role in optimizing health and quality of life for survivors. Cure is the main goal, but quality of life in survivors is a paramount issue. The development and promotion of a combination of exercise, psychosocial and survivorship programs are very important; they need a very committed focus as well as exploration of the current state and future directions of cancer rehabilitation.

People with cancer look to rehabilitation services for strategies to cope with impairments resulting from cancer and its treatments, including changes in physical and cognitive abilities, independence and activities of daily living, as well as physical activity participation levels …


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Dr. Matti S. Aapro: Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Matti Aapro received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He was a fellow...

Dr Florian Scotté - Section Editor

Florian Scotté MD PHD is a medical oncologist in the Department of Oncology at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital, where...

Dr Carla Ripamonti - Section Editor

Carla Ida Ripamonti, M.D. specializes in medical oncology and clinical pharmacology. She is currently the Head of Supportive Care in...

Dr Ricardo Caponero - Section Editor

Dr Ricardo Caponero graduated in Medicine from Universidade de São Paulo, in 1984. Followed by a Fellowship in Radiotherapy at...

Dr Anton Snegovoy - Section Editor

ACADEMIC POSITIONS: Senior Research Associate, the Department of Research of New Anticancer Drugs with Out-patients Chemotherapy Unit, N.N.Blokhin Russian Cancer...

Dr Martin Chasen - Section Editor

Dr. Martin Chasen is currently the Medical Director of Palliative Care, at WOHS (William Osler Health System), previously Medical Director,...

Dr. Karin Jordan - Section Editor

Dr. Karin Jordan graduated from Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, after internships in the bone-marrow transplantation program at the...

Dr Jørn Herrstedt - Editorial Board Member

Jørn Herrstedt, MD, DMSci, is Professor in Clinical Oncology at the University of Southern Denmark and Senior Consultant at the...

Dr Andrew Bottomley – Editorial Board Member

Andrew Bottomley is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychology Society United Kingdom (U.K.). Dr Bottomley has spent...

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