About this book
Finally, a concise pocket guide designed as a quick reference for busy clinicians who seek to improve the care they provide to cancer patients and cancer survivors. It is a comprehensive text formatted for fast access to a wide range of clinical information. This compact compendium is conveniently organized by cancer type for rapid review. It describes the many issues that cancer patients may face throughout the chronologic spectrum of care, starting from cancer diagnosis, to treatment, and survivorship.
Each chapter helpfully highlights common impairments and treatment options using succinct tables, helpful illustrations and clinical peals from experts in the field. In addition, each chapter contains a clinical case and questions on the material to enhance understanding. Evidence for exercise treatment, including pertinent exercise precautions, is included, as are innovative research topics and emerging treatments. This includes dedicated chapters covering cancers of the breast; digestive organs; brain, eye, and central nervous system; urinary tract and genital organs; lip, oral cavity, and pharynx; lymphoid, hematopoietic, and related tissues; bone, articular cartilage, and soft tissues; respiratory and intrathoracic organs; skin.
Thankfully, advances in cancer care such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery mean that more people than ever before are surviving long after their cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, a large fraction of them live with at least one serious impairment as a consequence of their treatments that seriously impacts their ability to function and quality of life. This concise and essential guide to cancer rehabilitation will help the clinician navigate the care of this often complex population.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Cancer Rehabilitation
- Book Subtitle A Concise and Portable Pocket Guide
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44462-4
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-44461-7
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-44462-4
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 190
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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“The book serves as an important primer for any rehabilitation clinician, either currently in practice or in training, who is considering treating the cancer population without significant prior experience. … This is a well-written, organized, and edited pocket guide for cancer rehabilitation. There is no current textbook that meets the need of being a primer for the field.” (Ishan Roy, Doody's Book Reviews, September 25, 2020)