Posts Categorized: Cancer

What is Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage of breast cancer. It is also known as stage 4 breast cancer, meaning cancer cells have spread outside of the breast area into your bones, brain, liver or lungs. The cells spread throughout the body via blood vessels. There are varying symptoms of breast cancer, which are…
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What is leukemia?

Leukemia is a type of blood cancer where a group of cancer cells develops within the bone marrow. Blood cells multiply uncontrollably and are unable to function due to the inability to mature. This cancer often affects white blood cells but can also develop in red blood cells or platelets. There are many forms of…
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What you need to know about lymphoma

What is lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system which includes the lymph nodes, thymus gland, bone marrow and spleen. There are many types of lymphoma, with the main types being Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 8,000 new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma are expected to…
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Cancer patients benefit from rehab interventions before, during, and after treatment

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cancer patients experience at least one functional deficit that impacts their daily life? These deficits include diagnoses such as: Generalized weakness/debility Fatigue Difficulty with mobility (walking and transfers from different surfaces) Difficulty completing their ADLs (activities of daily living) Cognitive complaints Lymphedema Speech and swallow impairments…
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Struggling with functional deficits from cancer treatments? Talk with your doctor about rehab

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cancer patients experience at least one functional deficit that impacts their daily life? These deficits include diagnoses such as: Generalized weakness/debility Fatigue Difficulty with mobility (walking and transfers from different surfaces) Difficulty completing their ADLs (activities of daily living) Cognitive complaints Lymphedema Speech and swallow impairments…
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