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Cancer Rehabilitation

SKU# 9780826111388

Principles and Practice, Second Edition


  • Michael D. Stubblefield MD
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Praise for the previous edition:

“This book is a milestone and must-have for anyone involved in the care of those with cancer."

--American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

“This reference provides a comprehensive, pragmatic approach for physical medicine physicians; speech, occupational, and physical therapists; and nurses with cancer survivor responsibilities…[A]ny cancer program with significant rehabilitation services will find this a useful addition to its library.”

--JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)

This completely revised second edition of the gold-standard reference on cancer rehabilitation provides a state-of-the-art overview of the principles of cancer care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to cancer survivors. Authored by some of the world’s leading cancer rehabilitation experts and oncology specialists, the book opens with primer-level discussions of the various cancer types and their assessment and management, including potential complications, as a foundation for providing safe and effective rehabilitation. Subsequent sections thoroughly explore the identification, evaluation, and treatment of specific impairments and disabilities that result from cancer and the treatment of cancer. Designed to serve the needs of the entire medical team, this singular resource is intended for any clinician working with cancer survivors to improve function and quality of life.

With several new chapters on topics such as inpatient cancer rehabilitation, pediatric oncology, research issues, and barriers to accessing cancer rehabilitation and building a cancer rehabilitation program, the book keeps pace with recent advances in the growing field of cancer rehabilitation. This new edition features updates throughout and expansions to major topics, including imaging in cancer and key disorders such as aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgias. Presenting the most current medical, clinical, and rehabilitation intelligence, this is a mandatory reference for anyone in the field.

Key Features:

  • New edition of the only contemporary comprehensive text covering the field of cancer rehabilitation
  • Revised and updated to reflect current knowledge, practice, and emerging topics
  • Covers essential aspects of oncology and medical complications of cancer to inform rehabilitation decisions and strategies
  • Provides state-of-the-art reviews on all major topics in cancer rehabilitation, including pain assessment and management, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal dysfunction, neurologic, and general rehabilitation issues
  • 13 new chapters and expanded coverage of signature areas
  • Key points are provided for each chapter to reinforce learning
  • Digital access to the ebook included

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 28, 2018
  • Page Count 1200
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826111388
  • EISBN 9780826121646

Table of Contents 


Foreword Catherine M. Alfano, PhD


Cancer Patients and Their Stories of Perseverance


1. The History of Cancer Rehabilitation

C. George Kevorkian

2. Cancer Statistics

Kimberly D. Miller, Rebecca L. Siegel, Rabia Khan, and Ahmedin Jemal

3. Principles of Neoplasia

Thomas J. Fountaine and Kristen M. O’Dwyer

4. Principles of Antineoplastic Therapeutics

Angela K. Green and Vicky Makker

5. Principles of Breast Surgery in Cancer

Shirin Muhsen and Melissa Pilewskie

6. Principles of Breast Reconstruction in Cancer

Joseph J. Disa, Jonas A. Nelson, Ting-Ting Kuo, and Colleen M. McCarthy

7. Principles of Radiation Therapy in Cancer

Virginia Osborn, Pavnesh Kumar, and Yoshiya Yamada

8. Principles of Orthopedic Surgery in Cancer

Michael Raad, Adam S. Levin, and Carol D. Morris

9. Principles of Neurosurgery in Cancer

Ori Barzilai and Mark H. Bilsky

10. Principles of Body Imaging in Cancer

Chitra Viswanathan and Cihan Duran

11. Principles of Musculoskeletal Imaging in Cancer

David Panush

12. Principles of Brain Imaging in Cancer

Daniel Fistere and Sofia Haque

13. Principles of Head and Neck Imaging in Cancer

David Panush

14. Principles of Spine Imaging in Cancer

Eric Lis and Jamie Tisnado

15. Principles of Plexus Imaging in Cancer

Karim Rebeiz, Julio Arevalo Perez, and George Krol


16. Evaluation and Management of Breast Cancer

Stephen M. Schleicher and Maura N. Dickler

17. Evaluation and Management of Primary Central Nervous System Tumors

Katarzyna Ibanez and Lisa M. DeAngelis

18. Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Cancer

Laura Boucai

19. Evaluation and Management of Gastrointestinal Cancer

Vahagn C. Nikolian and Karin M. Hardiman

20. Evaluation and Management of Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer

Susan F. Slovin

21. Evaluation and Management of Gynecologic Cancer

Emeline M. Aviki and Jennifer J. Mueller

22. Evaluation and Management of Head and Neck Cancer

Barbara A. Murphy, Kyle Mannion, Krystle Lang Kuhs, Emily H. Castellanos, Gregory J. Twork, and Kenneth Niermann

23. Evaluation and Management of Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, and Multiple Myeloma

Vishangi Dave and Heather J. Landau

24. Evaluation and Treatment of Lung and Bronchus Cancer

Jorge E. Gomez

25. Evaluation and Management of Lymphoma

Beatrice Casadei, Enrica Marchi, and Owen A. O’Connor

26. Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Cancers

Srikanth R. Ambati and Farid Boulad

27. Evaluation and Management of Sarcomas

Robert G. Maki

28. Evaluation and Management of Primary Bone Tumors

Jonathan Morris, Ana Cecilia Belzarena, and Patrick Boland

29. Evaluation and Management of Melanoma

Jessica Yang and Richard D. Carvajal


30. Cardiac Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Matthew N. Bartels and Grigory Syrkin

31. Pulmonary Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Matthew N. Bartels and Grigory Syrkin

32. Gastrointestinal Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Matthew D. Grunwald and Robin B. Mendelsohn

33. Renal Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Victoria Gutgarts and Sheron Latcha

34. Endocrine Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Sripriya Raman and Julia R. Broussard

35. Hematologic and Thromboembolic Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Amy Ng and Thein Hlaing Oo

36. Infectious Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Michelle Stern and Yuriy O. Ivanov

37. Paraneoplastic Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Edward J. Dropcho

38. Dermatologic Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment

Monica Dhawan, Mischa P. M. Nagel, Raphael Lilker, and Mario E. Lacouture


39. Approach to Evaluation of Pain Disorders in the Cancer Patient

Michael D. Stubblefield

40. Somatic Pain in Cancer

David J. Kohns

41. Visceral Pain in Cancer

Yan Cui Magram and Vinay Puttanniah

42. Neuropathic Pain in Cancer

Shawn Sikka, Neel Mehta, Amit Mehta, and Amitabh Gulati

43. Nonpharmacologic Pain Management in the Cancer Patient

Julie K. Silver

44. Pharmacologic Pain Management in the Cancer Patient

Natalie Moryl, Rachel Hadler, and Lauren Koranteng

45. Interventional Pain Management in the Cancer Patient

Kenneth Cubert and Ashish Khanna


46. Rehabilitation of Patients With Brain Tumors

Jack B. Fu, Ganesh Rao, and Jennie L. Rexer

47. Rehabilitation of Patients With Spinal Cord Dysfunction in the Cancer Setting

Peter Wayne New

48. Radiculopathy in Cancer

Jeffrey L. Cole

49. Plexopathy in Cancer

Mark A. Ferrante

50. Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer

Louis H. Weimer and Thomas H. Brannagan

51. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders in Cancer

Clifton L. Gooch and Rebecca Hurst

52. Myopathies in Cancer

Jeffrey L. Cole

53. Motor Neuron Disease in Cancer

David S. Younger

54. Autonomic Dysfunction in Cancer

David S. Younger

55. Electrodiagnosis in Cancer

Katarzyna Ibanez and Christian M. Custodio


56. Spine Disorders in Cancer

Sarah R. Money and Sean R. Smith

57. Upper Extremity Disorders in Cancer

Eric M. Wisotzky and Ashish Khanna

58. Lower Extremity Disorders in Cancer

Robert W. DePompolo, Andrea L. Cheville, Kenley D. Schmidt, and David M. Strick

59. Osteoporosis in Cancer

Azeez Farooki and Jenny Ukena

60. Bone Metastases

Jonathan Morris, Ana Cecilia Belzarena, and Patrick Boland


61. Precautions in Cancer Rehabilitation

Mary M. Vargo

62. Principles of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Cancer

Margaret McNeely and Naomi Dolgoy

63. Therapeutic Modalities in Cancer

Noel G. Espiritu and Melissa J. Thess

64. Therapeutic Exercise in Cancer

Xiaochen Zhang, Joachim Wiskemann, and Kathryn H. Schmitz

65. Postsurgical Rehabilitation in Cancer

Alexander Penny, Donna Kelly, Asfia M. Mohammed, and Brent Braveman

66. Nutritional Care of the Cancer Patient

Veronica McLymont

67. Sexuality Issues in Cancer Rehabilitation

Sandy J. Falk and Don S. Dizon

68. Distress and Other Psychiatric Considerations in Cancer Rehabilitation

Erik H. Bengtsen and Jimmie C. Holland

69. Cancer Prehabilitation in the Surgical Setting

Julie K. Silver and Diana M. Molinares

70. Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation

Vishwa S. Raj and Terrence M. Pugh

71. Rehabilitation of the Pediatric Cancer Patient

David William Pruitt and Priya Bolikal

72. Rehabilitation Needs of Older Adults With Cancer

Mackenzi Pergolotti and Grant R. Williams

73. The Role of Rehabilitation in Palliative Care

Arash Asher

74. Complementary Therapies in Cancer Rehabilitation and Symptom Management

Gabriel Lopez and Carolina Gutierrez


75. Balance and Gait Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient

Tiffany D. Kendig and Emil Berengut

76. Evaluation and Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue

Lynn H. Gerber and Ali A. Weinstein

77. Aromatase Inhibitor-Induced Musculoskeletal Symptoms

Eric M. Wisotzky and Katherine Power

78. Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Cody C. Andrews and Sean R. Smith

79. Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome

Michael D. Stubblefield

80. Communication and Swallowing Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient

Margaret L. Ho and Brad G. Smith

81. Bladder Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient

Todd A. Linsenmeyer and Georgi Guruli

82. Bowel Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient

Susan V. Garstang and Amitabh Jha

83. Neurocognitive Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient

Jennie L. Rexer and Eduardo Estevis

84. Performance of Activities of Daily Living in Cancer Survivors

Claudine L. Campbell and Mackenzi Pergolotti

85. Evaluation and Management of Edema and Lymphedema in the Cancer Patient

Nancy Ash Hutchison


86. Building a Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Sean R. Smith

87. Functional Measurement in Patients With Cancer

Andrea L. Cheville, Kathleen D. Lyons, and Melissa Morrow

88. Research Issues and Funding Priorities in Cancer Rehabilitation

Nicole L. Stout, Alison Cernich, Ralph Nitkin, Sonal Oza, and Leighton Chan

89. Health Maintenance and Screening in Cancer Survivors

Jeffrey Peppercorn and Kevin C. Oeffinger

90. Barriers to Accessing Cancer Rehabilitation

Kathryn H. Schmitz, Joachim Wiskemann, Catherine Alfano, and Michael D. Stubblefield