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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