Date: December 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.
For survivors of childhood cancers, 5-year survivorship is typically interpreted as the cancer having been “cured.” However, as these individuals age they experience a range of chronic conditions, frailty and premature physiologic aging typical of someone much older. This session will discuss the common, long-term sequelae encountered by childhood cancer survivors, their root causes, and implications for clinicians.
- What impact can physiotherapists have to improve long-term survivorship when working with youth and adolescents with cancer?
- What should every clinician be aware of when working with a patient with a remote history of childhood cancer?
- How can exercise prescription improve long-term survivorship and quality of life?
Presenter: Betsy Campione, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA