2. Cancer Treatments and Restorative Implications
Late and long-term side effects of cancer treatment may impact a patient's ability to follow a rehabilitation program. In this chapter we will focus on the specific side effects, as well as special considerations for adapting exercise for the long-term adult cancer survivor. We'll discuss clinical considerations related to: cardiopulmonary, neurologic and musculoskeletal effects, and lymphedema, fatigue, and weakness. We'll then take a look at the impact of acute and long-term treatment side effects on functionality.