Advertisement

Rehabilitation in the Context of Cancer Survivorship

  • Julie K. Silver
  • Laura S. Gilchrist
Chapter

Abstract

It is widely understood that people treated for cancer often feel much better before their therapy begins than they do when it has concluded. Novelist Wilfred Sheed wrote of his cancer experience in his memoir, In Love With Daylight: A Memoir of Recovery [1].

Keywords

Cancer Survivor Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Breast Cancer Survivor National Comprehensive Cancer Network National Comprehensive Cancer Network 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. 1.
    Sheed W. In love with daylight: a memoir of recovery. New York: Simon & Schuster Inc.; 1995.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    French M. A season in hell. New York: Alfred A. Knopf Inc.; 1998.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Hewitt M, Ganz P. From cancer patient to cancer survivor: lost in transition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2006.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ganz PA, Haskell M. Cancer treatment. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 1990.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Guo Y, Young BL, Hainley S, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Evaluation and pharmacologic management of symptoms in cancer patients undergoing acute rehabilitation in a comprehensive cancer center. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007;88(7):891–5.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Sweeney C, Schmitz KH, Lazovich D, Virnig BA, Wallace RB, Folsom AR. Functional ­limitations in elderly female cancer survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2006;98(8):521–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Mehnert A. Employment and work-related issues in cancer survivors. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol [Online] 2010. [Accessed 5 Aug 2010]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20117019.
  8. 8.
    Ness KK, Hudson MM, Ginsberg JP, Nagarajan R, Kaste SC, Marina N, et al. Physical performance limitations in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort. J Clin Oncol. 2009;27(14):2382–9.PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Tesauro GM, Rowland JH, Lustig C. Survivorship resources for post-treatment cancer survivors. Cancer Pract. 2002;10:277–83.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Yabroff KR, Lawrence WF, Clauser S, Davis WW, Brown ML. Burden of illness in cancer survivors: findings from a population-based national sample. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004;96(17):1322–30.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Reitman JS, Dijkstra PU, Debreczeni R, Geertzen JH, Robinson DP, De Vries J. Impairments, disabilities and health related quality of life after treatment for breast cancer: a follow-up study 2.7 years after surgery. Disabil Rehabil. 2004;26:78–84.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Cleeland CS, Gonin R, Hatfield AK, Edmonson JH, Stewart JA, Pandya KJ. Pain and its treatment in outpatients with metastatic cancer. N Engl J Med. 1994;3(330):592–6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Tasmuth T, von Smitten K, Hietanen P, Kataja M, Kalso E. Pain and other symptoms after different treatment modalities of breast cancer. Ann Oncol. 1995;6:453–9.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Teunissen SC, Wesker W, Kruitwagen C, de Haes HC, Voest EE, de Graeff A. Symptom prevalence in patients with incurable cancer: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;34:94–104.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Mao JJ, Armstrong K, Bowman MA, Xie SX, Kadakia R, Farrar JT. Symptom burden among cancer survivors: impact of age and comorbidity. J Am Board Fam Med. 2007;20(5):434–43.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Shamley D, Srinaganathan R, Oskrochi R, Lascurain-Aguirrebeña I, Sugden E. Three-dimensional scapulothoracic motion following treatment for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009;118(2):315–22.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Thomas-Maclean RL, Hack T, Kwan W, Towers A, Miedema B, Tilley A. Arm morbidity and disability after breast cancer: new directions for care. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2008;35(1):65–71.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Merchant CR, Chapman T, Kilbreath SL, Refshauge KM, Krupa K. Decreased muscle strength following management of breast cancer. Dis Rehabil. 2008;30(15):1098–105.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Güldiken Y, Orhan KS, Demirel T, Ural HI, Yücel EA, De?er K. Assessment of shoulder impairments after functional neck dissection: long term results. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2005;32(4):387–91.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Hartman A, van den Bos C, Stijnen T, Pieters R. Decrease in peripheral muscle strength and ankle dorsiflexion as long-term side effects of treatment for childhood cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008;50(40):833–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Chan DN, Lui LY, So WK. Effectiveness of exercise programmes on shoulder mobility and lymphoedema after axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer: a systematic review. J Adv Nurs [Online] 2010 [Accessed 5 Aug 2010]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20626480.
  22. 22.
    McNeely ML, Campbell K, Ospina M, Rowe BH, Dabbs K, Klassen TP, et al. Exercise interventions for upper-limb dysfunction due to breast cancer treatment. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010;6:CD005211.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Lee SA, Kang JY, Kim YD, Kim SW, Kim YS, Lim JY. Effects of a scapular-oriented exercise programme on upper limb dysfunction in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Clin Rehabil. 2010;24:600–13.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    van der Molen L, van Rossum MA, Burkhead LM, Smeele LE, Rasch CR, Hilgers FJ. A randomized preventive rehabilitation trial in advanced head and neck cancer patients treated with chemoradiotherapy: feasibility, compliance, and short-term effects. Dysphagia [Online] 2010 [Accessed 5 Aug 2010]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20623305.
  25. 25.
    Bylow K, Dale W, Mustian K, Stadler WM, Rodin M, Hall W, et al. Falls and physical performance deficits in older patients with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy. Urology. 2008;72(2):422–7.PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Winters-Stone KM, Nail L, Bennerr JA, Schwartz A. Bone health and falls: fracture risk in breast cancer survivors with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2009;36:315–25.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Simmonds MJ. Physical function in patients with cancer: psychometric characteristics and clinical usefulness of a physical performance battery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2002;24(4):404–14.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Wampler MA, Topp KS, Miaskowski C, Byl NN, Rugo HS, Hamel K. Quantitative and clinical description of postural instability in women with breast cancer treated with taxane chemotherapy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007;88(8):1002–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    Markman M. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: underreported and underappreciated. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2006;10:275–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    Hu MI, Gagel RF, Jimenez C. Bone loss in patients with breast or prostate cancer. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2007;5:170–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    Wasilewski-Masker K, Kaste SC, Hudson MM, Esiashvili N, Mattano LA, Meacham LR. Bone mineral density deficits in survivors of childhood cancer: long-term follow-up guidelines and review of the literature. Pediatrics. 2008;121:e705–13.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    Chlebowski RT, Tagawa T. Early breast and prostate cancer and clinical outcomes (fracture). Oncology. 2009;23(14 Suppl 5):S16–20.Google Scholar
  33. 33.
    Mussa A, Bertorello N, Porta F, Galletto C, Nicolosi MG, Manicone R, et al. Prospective bone ultrasound patterns during childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment. Bone. 2010;46(4):1016–20.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    Wright MJ, Galea V, Barr RD. Proficiency of balance in children and youth who have had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Phys Ther. 2005;85(8):782–90.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  35. 35.
    Gilchrist LS, Galantino ML, Wampler M, Marchese VG, Morris GS, Ness KK. A framework for assessment in oncology rehabilitation. Phys Ther. 2009;89(3):286–306.PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. 36.
    Volger CM, Sherrington C, Ogle SJ, Lord SR. Reducing risk of falling in older people discharged from hospital: a randomized controlled trial comparing seated exercises, weight-bearing exercises, and social visits. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009;90(8):1317–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. 37.
    Burke TN, Franca FJ, de Meneses SR Ferreira, Cardoso VI, Marques AP. Postural control in elderly persons with osteoporosis: efficacy of an intervention program to improve balance and muscle strength: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010;89(7):549–56.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. 38.
    Forster A, Lambley R, Young JB. Is physical rehabilitation for older people in long-term care effective? Findings from a systematic review. Age Aging. 2010;39(2):169–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. 39.
    Piva SR, Gil AB, Almeida GJ, DiGioia 3rd AM, Levison TJ, Fitzgerald GK. A balance exercise program apprears to improve function for patients with total knee arthroplasty:a randomized clinical trial. Phys Ther. 2010;90(6):880–94.PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. 40.
    Luukinen H, Koski K, Laippala P, Kivela SL. Factors predicting fractures during falling impacts among home-dwelling older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1997;45(11):1302–9.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  41. 41.
    Khazzani H, Allali F, Bennani L, Ichchou L, El Mansouri L, Abourazzak FE, et al. The relationship between physical performance measures, bone mineral density, falls and the risk of peripheral fracture: a cross-sectional analysis. BMC Public Health. 2009;9:297.PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. 42.
    Muir SW, Berg K, Chesworth B, Klar N, Speechley M. Balance impairment as a risk factor for falls in community-dwelling older adults who are high functioning: a prospective study. Phys Ther. 2010;90(3):338–47.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. 43.
    Travers J, Dudgeon DJ, Amjadi K, McBride I, Dillon K, Laveneziana P, et al. Mechanisms of exertional dyspnea in patients with cancer. J Appl Physiol. 2008;104(1):57–66.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. 44.
    Jones LW, Eves ND, Haykowsky M, Freedland SJ, Mackey JR. Exercise intolerance in cancer and the role of exercise therapy to reverse dysfunction. Lancet Oncol. 2009;10(6):598–605.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. 45.
    Marks LB, Yu X, Prosnitz RG, Zhou SM, Hardenbergh PH, Blazing M, et al. The incidence and functional consequences of RT-associated cardiac perfusion defects. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2005;63(1):563–70.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. 46.
    Ewer MS, Lippman SM. Type II chemotherapy-related cardiac dysfunction: time to recognize a new entity. J Clin Oncol. 2005;23(13):2900–2.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. 47.
    Ginsberg SJ, Comis RL. The pulmonary toxicity of antineoplastic agents. Semin Oncol. 1982;9(1):34–51.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  48. 48.
    Ahlberg K, Ekman T, Gaston-Johansson F, Mock V. Assessment and management of cancer-related fatigue in adults. Lancet. 2003;362(9384):640–50.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  49. 49.
    Bower J, Ganz P, Desmond K. Fatigue in breast cancer survivors: occurrence, correlates, and impact on quality of life. J Clin Oncol. 2000;18(4):743–53.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  50. 50.
    Mock V, Atkinson A, Barsevick AM, Berger AM, Cimprich B, Eisenberger MA, et al. Cancer-related fatigue. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007;5:1054–78.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  51. 51.
    Cramp F, Daniel J. Exercise for the management of cancer-related fatigue in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008;2:CD006145.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  52. 52.
    Kuchinski AM, Reading M, Lash AA. Treatment-related fatigue and exercise in patients with cancer: a systematic review. Medsrug Nurs. 2009;18(3):174–80.Google Scholar
  53. 53.
    Roine E, Roine RP, Rasanen P, Vuori I, Sintonen H, Saarto T. Cost-effectiveness of interventions based on physical exercise in the treatment of various diseases: a systematic literature review. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2009;25(4):427–54.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  54. 54.
    Spence RR, Heesch KC, Brown WJ. Exercise and cancer rehabilitation: a systematic review. Cancer Treat Rev. 2010;36(2):185–94.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  55. 55.
    Silver JK. Rehabilitation in women with breast cancer. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2007;18(3):521–37.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  56. 56.
    Haid A, Köberle-Wührer R, Knauer M, Burtscher J, Fritzsche H, Peschina W, et al. Morbidity of breast cancer patients following complete axillary dissection or sentinel node biopsy only: a comparative evaluation. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2002;73(1):31–6.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  57. 57.
    Schulze T, Mucke J, Markwardt J, Schlag P, Bembenek A. Long-term morbidity of patients with early breast cancer after sentinel lymph node biopsy compared to axillary lymph node dissection. J Surg Oncol. 2006;93(2):109–19.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  58. 58.
    McNeely M, Campbell K, Rowe B, Klassen T, Mackey J, Courneya K. Effects of exercise on breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2006;175(1):34–41.PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  59. 59.
    Cheema B, Gaul CA, Lane K, Fiatarone Singh MA. Progressive resistance training in breast cancer: a systematic review of clinical trials. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008;109(1):9–26.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  60. 60.
    Bicego D, Brown K, Ruddick M, Storey D, Wong C, Harris SR. Effects of exercise on quality of life in women living with breast cancer: a systematic review. Breast J. 2009;15(1):45–51.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  61. 61.
    Valenti M, Porzio G, Aielli F, Verna L, Cannita K, Manno R, et al. Physical exercise and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Int J Med Sci. 2008;5(1):24–8.PubMedCentralPubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  62. 62.
    Hewitt JA, Mokbel K, van Someren KA, Jewell AP, Garrod R. Exercise for breast cancer survival: the effect on cancer risk and cancer-related fatigue (CRF). Int J Fertil Womens Med. 2005;50(5 pt 1):231–9.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  63. 63.
    Irwin ML. Physical activity interventions for cancer survivor. Br J Sports Med. 2009;43(1):32–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  64. 64.
    Kwan W, Jackson J, Weir LM, Dingee C, McGregor G, Olivotto IA. Chronic arm morbidity after curative breast cancer treatment: prevalence and impact on quality of life. J Clin Oncol. 2002;20(20):4242–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  65. 65.
    Harris SR, Hugi MR, Olivotto IA, Levine M. Steering committee for clinical practice guidelines for the care and treatment of breast cancer. CMAJ. 2001;164(2):191–9.PubMedCentralPubMedGoogle Scholar
  66. 66.
    Andersen L, Hojris I, Erlandsen M, Andersen J. Treatment of breast-cancer-related lymphedema with or without manual lymphatic drainage – a randomized study. Acta Oncol. 2000;39:399–405.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  67. 67.
    Williams AF, Vadgama A, Franks PJ, Mortimer PS. A randomized controlled crossover study of manual lymphatic drainage in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema. Eur J Cancer Care. 2002;11(4):254–61.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  68. 68.
    McNeely ML, Magee DJ, Lees AW, Bagnall KM, Haykowsky M, Hanson J. The addition of manual lymph drainage to compression therapy for breast cancer related lymphedema: a randomized controlled trial. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2004;86(2):95–106.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  69. 69.
    Didem K, Ufuk YS, Serdar S, Zumre A. The comparison of two different physiotherapy methods in treatment of lymphedema after breast surgery. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2005;93(1):49–54.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  70. 70.
    Badger C, Preston N, Seers K, Mortimer P. Physical therapies for reducing and controlling lymphoedema of the limbs. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;4:CD003141.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  71. 71.
    Moseley AL, Carati CJ, Pillner NB. A systematic review of common conservative therapies for arm lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer treatment. Ann Oncol. 2007;18:639–46.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  72. 72.
    Gergich NL, Pfalzer LA, McGarvey C, Springer B, Gerber LH, Soballe P. Preoperative assessment enables the early diagnosis and successful treatment of lymphedema. Cancer. 2008;112(12):2809–19.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  73. 73.
    van der Molen L, van Rossum MA, Burkhead LM, Smeele LE, Hilgers FJ. Functional outcomes and rehabilitation strategies in patients treated with chemoradiotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer: a systematic review. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009;266(6):901–2.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  74. 74.
    Rogers LQ, Rao K, Malone J, Kandula P, Ronen O, Markwell SJ, et al. Factors associated with quality of life in outpatients with head and neck cancer 6 months after diagnosis. Head Neck. 2009;31(9):1207–14.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  75. 75.
    Karvonen-Gutierrez CA, Ronis DL, Fowler KE, Terrell JE, Gruber SB, Duffy SA. Quality of life scores predict survival among patients with head and neck cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26(16):2754–60.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  76. 76.
    Lauchlan DT, McCaul JA, McCarron T. Neck dissection and the clinical appearance of post-operative shoulder disability: the post-operative role of physiotherapy. Eur J Cancer Care Engl. 2008;17(6):542–8.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  77. 77.
    Murphy BA, Gilbert J. Dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiation: assessment, sequelae, and rehabilitation. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2009;19(1):35–42.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  78. 78.
    Cheville AL, Troxel AB, Basford JR, Kornblith AB. Prevalence and treatment patterns of physical impairments in patients with metastatic breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26(16):2621–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  79. 79.
    Cheville AL, Beck LA, Petersen TL, Marks RS, Gamble GL. The detection and treatment of cancer-related functional problems in an outpatient setting. Support Care Cancer. 2009;17(1):61–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  80. 80.
    Silver J, Mayer RS. Barriers to pain management in the rehabilitation of the surgical oncology patient. J Surg Oncol. 2007;95(5):427–35.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  81. 81.
    Hewitt ME, Bamundo A, Day R, Harvey C. Perspectives on post-treatment cancer care: qualitative research with survivors, nurses, and physicians. J Clin Oncol. 2007;25(16):2270–3.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Personalised recommendations