Rehabilitation and "Prehabilitation" Services for Cancer Survivors
October 20, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: Maurice Pickard
Recent data from the American Cancer Society documents over 14 million survivors of cancer living in the US at the present time. For these individuals, cancer rehabiliation is a critically important service that improves quality of life and, by extension, decreases morbidity and mortality rates. However, while cancer rehabilitation is mandated to be available to all cancer survivors throughout the US, not everyone has access to this care. How are healthcare systems addressing this disparity? Joining host Dr. Maurice Pickard to discuss this issue is Dr. Julie Silver, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Oncology Rehab Partners.