Better Recovery for Cancer Patients

Rehabilitation is a crucial part of a cancer patient's recovery because it promotes a better and faster healing. For best results, Rehabilitation involves the patient, family members, doctors and many other professionals.
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March 27, 2012 - PRLog -- The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has released an article that discusses the importance of rehabilitation when treating and recovering from cancer. 1 in 4 seniors over the age of 70 are dealing or have dealt with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Medical professionals agree that rehabilitation aids in successful cancer recovery and helps patients achieve the highest quality of life.
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What is rehabilitation for cancer patients?

Cancer rehabilitation focuses on the most common problems that patients experience after treatment. These include fatigue, pain, balance issues, muscle weakness, swelling in arms and legs, difficulty swallowing, numbness in the hands and feet, and any changes in cognitive condition. Seniors are more at risk for experiencing these problems, and a weakened condition can exacerbate other health issues.

The best approach is one that involves many professional specialties, essentially a rehabilitation team that supports the comprehensive rehabilitation plan. Initial assessments of impairments and disabilities are crucial data for establishing a baseline that professionals can then use to create a rehabilitation plan and goals that are most beneficial to the patient. A treatment plan initially emphasizes restoring independence with ADLs, mobility, cognition, and communication, and subsequently gets the individual back into the community and the workforce as required.

Improvement to cancer rehab has arrived

"We don't systematically screen for functional problems," said Andrea Cheville, director of cancer programs in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic. Therefore, medical professionals don’t often initially address cancer survivors’ issues that could benefit from rehabilitation. Opportunities for improvement are most significant when functional problems are attended to early on.  Research is just starting to document how much improvement potential exists when cancer patients are prescribed adequate rehabilitation.

This press release contains only small excerpts from its original source. To read the full length of, Better Recover for Cancer Patients, visit our Health Care Library at

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources ibzng and tools for our members as an ongoing commitment that we have in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.

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SCSA’s mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together. For more information about SCSA and its educational course, please visit
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