Cancer Survivors Can Benefit from Rehabilitation Programs

October 31, 2011

The Washington Post

Research showing that lyphedema symptoms following breast cancer can be both helped and staved off in the first place by special weightlifing exercises, led by Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a member of the Abramson Cancer Center, was mentioned in a Washington Post article about the growing provision of cancer rehabilitation services. The programs, aimed at treating problems like fatigue, unsteadiness, pain, muscle weakness, swelling in their arms and legs, difficulty swallowing, numbness in the hands and feet, and cognitive changes after treatment, can mean the difference between merely surviving cancer and resuming a fully functional life... Read More

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