Exercise and Cancer Recovery by Carole Schneider

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Exercise and Cancer Recovery provides specific guidelines for cancer exercise intervention and is full of leading-edge information on how exercise rehabilitation can help cancer patients deal with treatment-related symptoms both during and after treatment.

The authors, all of whom have extensive experience working in exercise with cancer patients, provide a valuable overview of the etiology and effects of cancer. They also show you step-by-step how to adapt normal assessment and prescription procedures to each client's cancer history and current condition.

Whether you work with cancer patients in clinical or applied settings, this book will teach you how to adjust exercise according to the ups and downs of treatment and its side effects. It also shows how to use exercise to strengthen the body and lessen fatigue rather than depress the immune system. You'll gain new insight into what clients are experiencing and how to communicate effectively with their physicians.

The text contains these features that will enhance your understanding of the material:
-Numerous real-life examples (in both technical and human terms) illustrating how to respond to the changing conditions of clients

-11 reproducible forms for collecting assessment data to convey vital information to clients, track clients' progress, record prescriptions, note unique problems and solutions, obtain informed consent, and more

-Discussion of cancer pathology and treatment

-Photos and written descriptions clarifying how to do all the exercises presented in the text
With Exercise and Cancer Recovery, you will have the tools you need to effectively apply exercise interventions to your patients or clients who are affected by cancer and to improve the quality of each one's life.


About Carole Schneider

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Carole M. Schneider, PhD, is a cofounder and director of the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, which helps cancer survivors regain their quality of life through exercise interventions. A cancer survivor, Dr. Schneider is a professor at the University of Northern Colorado. Her background in exercise and cancer recovery includes conducting clinical and basic research and the development of a certificate in cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Schneider is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a member of the Colorado Cancer Coalition, and she is the recipient of numerous grants from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota.Carolyn A. "Cad" Dennehy, PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). She cofounded the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute at UNC and served as director of programs and education from 1996 to 2002. At present, she is founder and president of Second Wind Cancer Rehabilitation, a privately owned company that provides symptom management services to cancer patients. Dr. Dennehy has published books and articles and authored numerous successful grants. She continues to conduct research on the benefits of exercise for cancer patients both during and after treatment. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Colorado Cancer Coalition. Dr. Dennehy received her PhD from Texas Woman's University in exercise physiology. She resides in Estes Park, Colorado.Susan D. Carter, MD, is a cofounder and medical director of the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute. She is involved in all aspects of the Institute, providing leadership and professional expertise to students and faculty involved in clinical practice and research. Dr. Carter is a gynecological surgeon and operates a private practice in Greeley, Colorado. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgery and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an active member of the Cancer Committee at North Colorado Medical Center, director of the Regional Breast Cancer Center of Northern Colorado, and a member of the Colorado Cancer Coalition. Dr. Carter is involved in numerous American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation projects. She is a physician at the North Colorado Sportsmedicine Clinic and is one of the project directors for a breast cancer genetic research project. Dr. Carter received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed an internship at Hermann Hospital/M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas.
Published April 25, 2003 by Human Kinetics. 232 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction