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Hand Function pp 245-250 | Cite as

Hand Function in Cancer

  • Feray Soyupek
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Abstract

With improvement in cancer and increase in survival time, the accompanying problems are increasing. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, lymphedema, and direct effects of cancer can cause problems in upper extremities and also in hands. It is important to identify cancer-related hand problems and to focus on these problems in cancer rehabilitation. In this chapter, upper extremity and hand involvements in cancers were mentioned.

Keywords

Cancer Hand function Upper extremities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feray Soyupek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationSüleyman Demirel University HospitalIspartaTurkey

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