11 doctors weighed in:
As a cancer survivor, could I benefit from rehabilitation postop?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Strengthen your body
If you have to do rehabilitation postop, you can use it as an opportunity to get in better condition and strengthen yourself.
This helps not only the areas that need this therapy, but your body as a whole. Your body can get in better condition, and you have something you can concentrate on to help overcome the cancer and its issues.

In brief: Strengthen your body
If you have to do rehabilitation postop, you can use it as an opportunity to get in better condition and strengthen yourself.
This helps not only the areas that need this therapy, but your body as a whole. Your body can get in better condition, and you have something you can concentrate on to help overcome the cancer and its issues.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely the coord
Absolutely, the coordination of care with your surgical and oncology team may benefit from a physician/therapist skilled in the assessment of the functional and rehabilitative needs of cancer survivors.
There are often issues of fatigue, potential benefits of proper supervised exercise, mood, pain and strategies to maximize function in our daily lives.

In brief: Absolutely the coord
Absolutely, the coordination of care with your surgical and oncology team may benefit from a physician/therapist skilled in the assessment of the functional and rehabilitative needs of cancer survivors.
There are often issues of fatigue, potential benefits of proper supervised exercise, mood, pain and strategies to maximize function in our daily lives.
Dr. Keith Rafal
Dr. Keith Rafal
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: You answer!
Weigh the likely benefits (increased physical fitness, more joy in your renewed life) against the costs to yourself (money, time) and to society.
Have clear objectives and discuss frankly what to expect. Another great idea is to join a cancer survivors' club in your community -- it's free and others can benefit from your example and courage.

In brief: You answer!
Weigh the likely benefits (increased physical fitness, more joy in your renewed life) against the costs to yourself (money, time) and to society.
Have clear objectives and discuss frankly what to expect. Another great idea is to join a cancer survivors' club in your community -- it's free and others can benefit from your example and courage.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank
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