Physiatry in Oncology

Supportive Care
Symptom Management

Utilizing Physiatrists to Evaluate and Manage Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment

Arash Asher, MD  / April 25, 2017

Chemotherapy-associated cognitive dysfunction, often referred to as “chemobrain” or “chemofog,” is a common occurrence during active cancer treatment and may continue after treatment is completed. However, since treatment other than chemotherapy, including radiation therapy, surgery, ...

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Precautions in Cancer Rehabilitation Services: Imperative or Impediment in Patient Care?

Mary Vargo, MD  / December 10, 2016

GUEST EDITOR Physiatry in Oncology explores the benefits of cancer rehabilitation in oncology practice to screen survivors for physical and cognitive impairments along the care continuum to minimize survivors’ disability and maximize their quality of life. The column is guest edited by Sean Sm...

Supportive Care
Symptom Management

Diagnosing and Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Sara Christensen Holz, MD  / November 10, 2016

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect of cancer treatment—the incidence is reported to be as high as 70% in the first month of chemotherapy1—and can cause significant disability in patients. The extent of the neurotoxicity incurred by patients varies depending on the a...

Supportive Care
Survivorship

Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation May Improve Work-Related Outcomes in Cancer Survivors

Julie Silver, MD  / October 10, 2016

In August 2016, the Healthcare Delivery Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute convened a group of experts in a variety of fields to identify a research agenda for optimizing employment outcomes among cancer survivors. A core que...

Breast Cancer
Survivorship
Supportive Care

Managing Upper Extremity Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Survivors

Jesuel Padro-Guzman, MD  / July 10, 2016

With an increased number of breast cancer survivors and patients with metastatic disease living longer, it is imperative for oncology care providers to manage issues of new and chronic upper extremity dysfunction as a result of the malignancy itself or its treatment. As one of my pati...

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Providing Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation for Patients With Advanced Cancer

Jack B. Fu, MD  / June 10, 2016

Guest Editor Physiatry in Oncology explores the benefits of cancer rehabilitation in oncology practice to screen survivors for physical and cognitive impairments along the care continuum to minimize survivors’ disability and maximize their quality of life. The column is guest edited by Sean Sm...

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