"You're young & healthy." This was a quote that I heard time & time again with my young patients. If they're so young & healthy, then why do they have cancer? As frustrating as that may be for us to hear, imagine hearing that as a patient.
Compression bras are a mainstay of post-breast surgery care. But there's a lot of nuances that every OncoPT should know about. For example, sports bras are NOT the same as compression bras - that's a rookie mistake I made again & again. Welcome to this episode of TheOncoPT podcast. I have my longtime friend Rocky … Continue reading Ep. 180 – The Ins & Outs of Compression Bras
Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common symptoms after a cancer diagnosis. Patients experience reduced ability to carry out daily activities and often experience loss of motivation. As soon as patients are diagnosed with cancer, we should be screening patients for side effects, including cancer-related fatigue. We must then continue monitoring for symptoms throughout … Continue reading Ep. 179 – What to do about Cancer-Related Fatigue
We return to the basics today. This series will explore cancer-related fatigue, including what it is, how it affects a person, and how it can be mitigated. Side effects are sometimes glossed over as buzzwords, and we tend to ignore that fact. As a result, we are actually harming our patients and underestimating the true … Continue reading Ep. 178 – What is cancer-related fatigue?
While PTs get worked up about the oncology specialist exam, they actually tend to forget the biggest hurdle to taking the exam: submitting their application. In this workshop replay, I covered the basics of the ABPTS application & took students through several exercises that helped them identify the best patient for them to write a case report on.