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10 Years of Prospective Surveillance Model: Why Aren’t We Further Along?

Click here for FREE Study Guide! HOME RESOURCES COURSES PODCAST It’s been 10 years since the Prospective Surveillance Model (PSM) was published.  This landmark literature has changed our entire paradigm of how we treat people with cancer. We know that PSM is cost-effective, can prevent functional decline, can result in better treatment outcomes, & helps …

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How to Handle Death & Dying as an OncoPT, part 2

Click here for FREE Study Guide! HOME RESOURCES COURSES PODCAST After last episode’s conversation with Corissa, many PTs are asking this question: Are physical therapists really the health care professional who should be having conversations about death & dying with our patients? Today’s guest & I resoundingly agree on this one.  YES! In fact, OncoPTs …

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We MUST have the difficult conversations: here’s how to start.

Click here for FREE Study Guide! HOME RESOURCES COURSES PODCAST The 2022 JAMA report, Association of Prognostic Understanding with Health Care Use Among Older Adults with Advanced Cancer, revealed a devastating gap in oncology care: Nearly 60% of patients with terminal cancer thought their cancer could be cured. To recap a basic principle of OncoPT, …

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How Cancer Treatment Actually Affects the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Systems

Click here for FREE Study Guide! HOME RESOURCES COURSES PODCAST As OncoPTs, we tend to treat what we see.  But there’s some side effects of cancer treatment that are invisible.  So they often go untreated. Cardiopulmonary toxicities are some of the most sinister long-term side effects of cancer treatment.  In fact, breast cancer survivors are …

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