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MASCC 2016 | Referring cancer patients to exercise professionals

Karen Mustian • 23 Jun 2016

Karen Mustian, PhD, MPH, ACSM of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, NY highlights the importance of exercise in cancer care. Dr Mustian believes that as an oncologist, it is especially important to discuss exercise with cancer patients, ensuring that they are aware of what their toxicities and side effects are, and what exercise might help with. Since their clinics may be really busy, and treatment of the disease is the prime focus, oncologists should be aware of the exercise professionals around the community, and make a referral as they would for any other specialty medical need for other patients. Recorded at the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO) 2016 Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer held in Adelaide, Australia.

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