TheOncoPT Podcast

How To: Use Chemocare.com

With so many chemotherapies, immunotherapies, & more out there, it’s hard to keep them all straight.  So here’s my secret: I DON’T. After working for a few years in OncoPT, I’ve picked up a few trends & just straight memorized some, but this is NOT necessary to start treating patients with cancer. The smarter thing … Continue reading How To: Use Chemocare.com

{Patient Case} How to Treat Patients with Multiple Myeloma

While each cancer is treated differently, few diagnoses are treated AS DIFFERENTLY as multiple myeloma.  As we discussed in episodes 202 & 203, multiple myeloma may be approached with observation, clinical trials, chemotherapy &/or other agents, as well as hematopoietic stem cell transplants (aka BMT).   How multiple myeloma is treated can significantly impact what & … Continue reading {Patient Case} How to Treat Patients with Multiple Myeloma

How To Not Feel Lost With BMTs

Bone marrow transplants (BMT) are a cornerstone of hematologic cancer treatment.  However, the thought of BMT often scares PTs out of our minds. Especially for us in outpatient cancer rehab, we may think that we won’t encounter these patients. But here’s the truth: we WILL see these patients.  My first experience was a complete surprise: … Continue reading How To Not Feel Lost With BMTs

Multiple Myeloma Treatment: Why It’s So Diverse

Introduction: While multiple myeloma only makes up about 1% of all cancer diagnoses, its wide-reaching & vast impact on our patients' lives is significant. Many of these patients will be on & off cancer treatments over a long period, causing many side effects. Many PTs are unsure of treating these patients, so we're diving headfirst … Continue reading Multiple Myeloma Treatment: Why It’s So Diverse

5 Things to Know About Multiple Myeloma

Introduction: When I started my first job as an OncoPT, I felt immensely prepared to treat all cancer diagnoses. Just kidding. I felt very confident treating patients with breast cancer, prostate cancer, & even colorectal cancer, but the diagnoses I was most unprepared for were hematological malignancies. My new location had a tremendous team of … Continue reading 5 Things to Know About Multiple Myeloma