More women than ever are surviving breast cancer. With advances in early detection and treatment, we see patients living long, full lives after breast cancer.
These patients often are eager to get back to their normal activities, but side effects from treatment sometimes hold them back. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery are effective treatments for breast cancer, but nerve damage, swelling, and soreness can sometimes occur. There’s this notion that recovering from cancer is just going to be bad. But it doesn’t have to be.
On this week’s podcast episode Marni will be speaking with Denise Stewart, Director of Breast and Shoulder Rehab.
Denise is an Occupational Therapist trained in Australia at University of Queensland. Her career started at a major public hospital, providing rehabilitation to people with very serious and chronic illness and injuries.
With the introduction of workplace rehabilitation in the 80’s, Denise moved into the private health sector and helped injured workers return to work. This experience created a passion for workplace injury prevention and the importance of good return to work programs.
This same concern for a person’s recovery and the importance of returning to work was applied to her work with women after breast cancer. For 25 years, Denise has been a leader in developing improved rehabilitation services for this special client group.
Empowering people to take control of their health and well-being has been the driving force for her latest work in developing educational resources for clients. Knowledge is shared about common physical issues experienced by women after breast cancer.
Listen with us, as Denise uncovers the truths and misconceptions about breast cancer rehabilitation.
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