Supportive Care in Cancer (2018) 26:1017–1018 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4071-y EDITORIAL Physical interventions for patients suffering from chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy 1 2,3 Richard Crevenna & Fredrick D. Ashbury Received: 28 December 2017 / Accepted: 22 January 2018 / Published online: 27 January 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Most cancer survivors are able to benefit from cancer rehabil- secondary analysis comprised 355 patients, predominantly itation, including interventions to improve physical perfor- women diagnosed with breast cancer. As such, the potential mance, nutrition, mental health, and pain control [1–6]. impact of the home-based program examined by these authors Successful cancer rehabilitation efforts enable many patients may (or may not) be limited to this patient population. to increase their participation at work, improve active daily Medical exercise to improve endurance capacity and/or living and to return to work [2, 5], and risk of cancer mortality muscular strength and sensorimotor functions has many ben- and recurrence have been shown to be lowered. Cancer reha- eficial effects for healthy people and for cancer patients [4, bilitation normally includes informational support, psychoso- 7–9]. In our opinion, before starting any exercise program, cial oncology interventions, nutrition counseling, and physical contraindication potential must be assessed (e.g., psychosocial
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