“We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong. The status of cancer patient results not only from the direct and indirect effects of the disease but also from treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.These treatments may result in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular complications as well as dysfunction of any visceral organ. Musculoskeletal disorders include any pain or dysfunction related to muscles, joints or the skeletal system. Broadly speaking, cancer treatment can cause musculoskeletal disorders by damaging normal cells and tissues which in turn can disrupt the complex interplay between muscles, tendons, nerves, fascia (connective tissue), and joints. Authors conducted research with purpose to find out exact prevalence of musculoskeletal problems in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy so that physiotherapy treatments can be planned for reducing the disability.
Yashashree Appasaheb Thorat
Miss. Yashashree Appasaheb Thorat(B.P.Th.), Studied at Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation's College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar(M.S.),India. She has attended National Conference of IAP and State level Conference "Scientifica". Her research interest is in Musculoskeletal Problems in Breast cancer patients and Physiotherapy management of the same.
Deepak Bapusaheb Anap
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
breast cancer, Musculoskelatal Problems, Physiotherapy, Radiotherapy
MEDICAL / General