Ep. 69 – PT & Cancer Survivor: Scott’s Perspective

Happy April everybody! April 1 marks the start of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, & what a great way to start with an interview with Scott Capozza, a PT & testicular cancer survivor. Scott graciously agreed to share his story on TheOncoPT Podcast & how his diagnosis affected his journey through PT school (yes, you read that correctly), as an adult cancer survivor, & as a newly minted Board Certified Oncology Specialist PT.

6:45 Scott’s diagnosis & treatment journey

18:06 Fertility preservation

20:54 How Scott’s cancer diagnosis affected his life

27:03 Scott’s life now as an adult survivor

31:06 What PTs should know about working with these patients, from a PT & CA survivor

Scott’s Bio

Scott Capozza, PT, MSPT earned his degree from Ithaca College.  He has been the physical therapist for the Smilow Cancer Hospital Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center since its inception in 2006.  In this setting, he works in unison with a dietitian, social worker and physician assistant to address the concerns of adult cancer survivors as they transition into long term survivorship.  Through this collaborative team approach, common survivorship themes such as cancer-related fatigue and fear of recurrence are addressed. Scott also works as Yale New Haven Hospital’s first dedicated outpatient physical therapist in oncology rehabilitation.  Scott is among the first class of board-certified clinical specialists in oncologic physical therapy in the country and serves on several national committees within the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy. He has presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Cancer Survivorship Symposium on the benefits of oncology rehabilitation and exercise for all cancer survivors.

To contact Scott (including about the Connecticut Oncology SIG), you can email Scott at Scott.capozza@ynhh.org.

Find Scott on Twitter: @ScottCapozza

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