Cancer Treatment: Short- and Long-Term Implications (With a Focus on Breast Cancer)
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Cancer statistics from the American Cancer Society tell us that 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It is anticipated that there will be 1.6 million new cases each year. 65% of Americans diagnosed with cancer will survive longer than 5 years. There are currently over 14.5 million cancer survivors in the USA with approximately 3 million of those being breast cancer survivors.

11/1/2014
When: 11/1/2014
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Saratoga Hospital
Saratoga Springs, NY 
Presenter: Nancy Roberge, PT, DPT, MEd
Contact: Briana Berkley

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Cancer statistics from the American Cancer Society tell us that 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It is anticipated that there will be 1.6 million new cases each year. 65% of Americans diagnosed with cancer will survive longer than 5 years. There are currently over 14.5 million cancer survivors in the USA with approximately 3 million of those being breast cancer survivors.

The grueling journey of cancer treatment can leave people with serious long term side effects and issues which can lead to chronic pain, dysfunction and ultimately impairments. One study reports that in a cohort of breast cancer survivors, 92% had some long-term musculoskeletal issues or impairments after treatment. The statistics lead us to understand that these survivors may be our Physical Therapy patients of tomorrow. It is incumbent upon us, as professionals, to understand the depth and breadth and long term outcomes of cancer treatment so that we might better understand the unique and challenging nature of their issues and that we need to be prepared to modify traditional treatment approaches for those who have previously undergone cancer treatment.

 

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