Title Cancer Rehabilitation, 2/e
Subtitle Principles and Practice
Author Michael D. Stubblefield
ISBN 9780826111388
List price USD 285.00
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 1200
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Demos Medical Publishing
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Praise for the Previous Edition:

“This book is a milestone and must-have for anyone involved in the care of those with cancer.”

—American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

“This reference provides a comprehensive, pragmatic approach for physical medicine physicians; speech, occupational, and physical therapists; and nurses with cancer survivor responsibilities…[A]ny cancer program with significant rehabilitation services will find this a useful addition to its library.”

—JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)


This completely revised second edition of the gold-standard reference on cancer rehabilitation provides a state-of-the-art overview of the principles of cancer care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to cancer survivors. Authored by some of the world’s leading cancer rehabilitation experts and oncology specialists, the book opens with primer-level discussions of the various cancer types and their assessment and management, including potential complications, as a foundation for providing safe and effective rehabilitation. Subsequent sections thoroughly explore the identification, evaluation, and treatment of specific impairments and disabilities that result from cancer and the treatment of cancer. Designed to serve the needs of the entire medical team, this singular resource is intended for any clinician working with cancer survivors to improve function and quality of life.

With several new chapters on topics such as inpatient cancer rehabilitation, pediatric oncology, research issues, and barriers to accessing cancer rehabilitation and building a cancer rehabilitation program, the book keeps pace with recent advances in the growing field of cancer rehabilitation. This new edition features updates throughout and expansions to major topics, including imaging in cancer and key disorders such as aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgias. Presenting the most current medical, clinical, and rehabilitation intelligence, this is a mandatory reference for anyone in the field.

Key Features:

  • New edition of the only contemporary comprehensive text covering the field of cancer rehabilitation
  • Revised and updated to reflect current knowledge, practice, and emerging topics
  • Covers essential aspects of oncology and medical complications of cancer to inform rehabilitation decisions and strategies
  • Provides state-of-the-art reviews on all major topics in cancer rehabilitation, including pain assessment and management, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal dysfunction, neurologic, and general rehabilitation issues
  • 13 new chapters and expanded coverage of signature areas
  • Key points are provided for each chapter to reinforce learning
  • Digital access to the ebook included



Foreword Catherine M. Alfano, PhD

Cancer Patients and Their Stories of Perseverance

Share Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practices, Second Edition


PART I. Introduction

Chapter 1. The History of Cancer Rehabilitation (C. George Kevorkian)

Chapter 2. Cancer Statistics (Kimberly D. Miller, Rebecca L. Siegel, Rabia Khan, and Ahmedin Jemal)

Chapter 3. Principles of Neoplasia (Thomas J. Fountaine and Kristen M. O’Dwyer)

Chapter 4. Principles of Antineoplastic Therapeutics (Angela K. Green and Vicky Makker)

Chapter 5. Principles of Breast Surgery in Cancer (Shirin Muhsen and Melissa Pilewskie)

Chapter 6. Principles of Breast Reconstruction in Cancer (Joseph J. Disa, Jonas A. Nelson, Ting-Ting Kuo, and Colleen M. McCarthy)

Chapter 7. Principles of Radiation Therapy in Cancer (Virginia Osborn, Pavnesh Kumar, and Yoshiya Yamada)

Chapter 8. Principles of Orthopedic Surgery in Cancer (Michael Raad, Adam S. Levin, and Carol D. Morris)

Chapter 9. Principles of Neurosurgery in Cancer (Ori Barzilai and Mark H. Bilsky)

Chapter 10. Principles of Body Imaging in Cancer (Chitra Viswanathan and Cihan Duran)

Chapter 11. Principles of Musculoskeletal Imaging in Cancer (David Panush)

Chapter 12. Principles of Brain Imaging in Cancer (Daniel Fistere and Sofia Haque)

Chapter 13. Principles of Head and Neck Imaging in Cancer (David Panush)

Chapter 14. Principles of Spine Imaging in Cancer (Eric Lis and Jamie Tisnado)

Chapter 15. Principles of Plexus Imaging in Cancer (Karim Rebeiz, Julio Arevalo Perez, and George Krol)


PART II. Evaluation and Management of Malignancy

Chapter 16. Evaluation and Management of Breast Cancer (Stephen M. Schleicher and Maura N. Dickler)

Chapter 17. Evaluation and Management of Primary Central Nervous System Tumors (Katarzyna Ibanez and Lisa M. DeAngelis)

Chapter 18. Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Cancer (Laura Boucai)

Chapter 19. Evaluation and Management of Gastrointestinal Cancer (Vahagn C. Nikolian and Karin M. Hardiman)

Chapter 20. Evaluation and Management of Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer (Susan F. Slovin)

Chapter 21. Evaluation and Management of Gynecologic Cancer (Emeline M. Aviki and Jennifer J. Mueller)

Chapter 22. Evaluation and Management of Head and Neck Cancer (Barbara A. Murphy, Kyle Mannion, Krystle Lang Kuhs, Emily H. Castellanos, Gregory J. Twork, and Kenneth Niermann)

Chapter 23. Evaluation and Management of Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, and Multiple Myeloma (Vishangi Dave and Heather J. Landau)

Chapter 24. Evaluation and Treatment of Lung and Bronchus Cancer (Jorge E. Gomez)

Chapter 25. Evaluation and Management of Lymphoma (Beatrice Casadei, Enrica Marchi, and Owen A. O’Connor)

Chapter 26. Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Cancers (Srikanth R. Ambati and Farid Boulad)

Chapter 27. Evaluation and Management of Sarcomas (Robert G. Maki)

Chapter 28. Evaluation and Management of Primary Bone Tumors (Jonathan Morris, Ana Cecilia Belzarena, and Patrick Boland)

Chapter 29. Evaluation and Management of Melanoma (Jessica Yang and Richard D. Carvajal)


PART III. Medical Complications of Cancer

Chapter 30. Cardiac Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Matthew N. Bartels and Grigory Syrkin)

Chapter 31. Pulmonary Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Matthew N. Bartels and Grigory Syrkin)

Chapter 32. Gastrointestinal Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Matthew D. Grunwald and Robin B. Mendelsohn)

Chapter 33. Renal Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Victoria Gutgarts and Sheron Latcha)

Chapter 34. Endocrine Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Sripriya Raman and Julia R. Broussard)

Chapter 35. Hematologic and Thromboembolic Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Amy Ng and Thein Hlaing Oo)

Chapter 36. Infectious Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Michelle Stern and Yuriy O. Ivanov)

Chapter 37. Paraneoplastic Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Edward J. Dropcho)

Chapter 38. Dermatologic Complications of Cancer and Their Treatment (Monica Dhawan, Mischa P. M. Nagel, Raphael Lilker, and Mario E. Lacouture)


PART IV. Pain in Cancer

Chapter 39. Approach to Evaluation of Pain Disorders in the Cancer Patient (Michael D. Stubblefield)

Chapter 40. Somatic Pain in Cancer (David J. Kohns)

Chapter 41. Visceral Pain in Cancer (Yan Cui Magram and Vinay Puttanniah)

Chapter 42. Neuropathic Pain in Cancer (Shawn Sikka, Neel Mehta, Amit Mehta, and Amitabh Gulati)

Chapter 43. Nonpharmacologic Pain Management in the Cancer Patient (Julie K. Silver)

Chapter 44. Pharmacologic Pain Management in the Cancer Patient (Natalie Moryl, Rachel Hadler, and Lauren Koranteng)

Chapter 45. Interventional Pain Management in the Cancer Patient (Kenneth Cubert and Ashish Khanna)


PART V. Neurological and Neuromuscular Complications of Cancer

Chapter 46. Rehabilitation of Patients With Brain Tumors (Jack B. Fu, Ganesh Rao, and Jennie L. Rexer)

Chapter 47. Rehabilitation of Patients With Spinal Cord Dysfunction in the Cancer Setting (Peter Wayne New)

Chapter 48. Radiculopathy in Cancer (Jeffrey L. Cole)

Chapter 49. Plexopathy in Cancer (Mark A. Ferrante)

Chapter 50. Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer (Louis H. Weimer and Thomas H. Brannagan)

Chapter 51. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders in Cancer (Clifton L. Gooch and Rebecca Hurst)

Chapter 52. Myopathies in Cancer (Jeffrey L. Cole)

Chapter 53. Motor Neuron Disease in Cancer (David S. Younger)

Chapter 54. Autonomic Dysfunction in Cancer (David S. Younger)

Chapter 55. Electrodiagnosis in Cancer (Katarzyna Ibanez and Christian M. Custodio)


PART VI. Musculoskeletal Complications of Cancer

Chapter 56. Spine Disorders in Cancer (Sarah R. Money and Sean R. Smith)

Chapter 57. Upper Extremity Disorders in Cancer (Eric M. Wisotzky and Ashish Khanna)

Chapter 58. Lower Extremity Disorders in Cancer (Robert W. DePompolo, Andrea L. Cheville, Kenley D. Schmidt, and David M. Strick)

Chapter 59. Osteoporosis in Cancer (Azeez Farooki and Jenny Ukena)

Chapter 60. Bone Metastases (Jonathan Morris, Ana Cecilia Belzarena, and Patrick Boland)


PART VII. General Topics in Cancer Rehabilitation

Chapter 61. Precautions in Cancer Rehabilitation (Mary M. Vargo)

Chapter 62. Principles of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Cancer (Margaret McNeely and Naomi Dolgoy)

Chapter 63. Therapeutic Modalities in Cancer (Noel G. Espiritu and Melissa J. Thess)

Chapter 64. Therapeutic Exercise in Cancer (Xiaochen Zhang, Joachim Wiskemann, and Kathryn H. Schmitz)

Chapter 65. Postsurgical Rehabilitation in Cancer (Alexander Penny, Donna Kelly, Asfia M. Mohammed, and Brent Braveman)

Chapter 66. Nutritional Care of the Cancer Patient (Veronica McLymont)

Chapter 67. Sexuality Issues in Cancer Rehabilitation (Sandy J. Falk and Don S. Dizon)

Chapter 68. Distress and Other Psychiatric Considerations in Cancer Rehabilitation (Erik H. Bengtsen and Jimmie C. Holland)

Chapter 69. Cancer Prehabilitation in the Surgical Setting (Julie K. Silver and Diana M. Molinares)

Chapter 70. Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation (Vishwa S. Raj and Terrence M. Pugh)

Chapter 71. Rehabilitation of the Pediatric Cancer Patient (David William Pruitt and Priya Bolikal)

Chapter 72. Rehabilitation Needs of Older Adults With Cancer (Mackenzi Pergolotti and Grant R. Williams)

Chapter 73. The Role of Rehabilitation in Palliative Care (Arash Asher)

Chapter 74. Complementary Therapies in Cancer Rehabilitation and Symptom Management (Gabriel Lopez and Carolina Gutierrez)


PART VIII. Specific Diagnoses in Cancer Rehabilitation

Chapter 75. Balance and Gait Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient (Tiffany D. Kendig and Emil Berengut)

Chapter 76. Evaluation and Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue (Lynn H. Gerber and Ali A. Weinstein)

Chapter 77. Aromatase Inhibitor-Induced Musculoskeletal Symptoms (Eric M. Wisotzky and Katherine Power)

Chapter 78. Graft-Versus-Host Disease (Cody C. Andrews and Sean R. Smith)

Chapter 79. Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome (Michael D. Stubblefield)

Chapter 80. Communication and Swallowing Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient (Margaret L. Ho and Brad G. Smith)

Chapter 81. Bladder Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient (Todd A. Linsenmeyer and Georgi Guruli)

Chapter 82. Bowel Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient (Susan V. Garstang and Amitabh Jha)

Chapter 83. Neurocognitive Dysfunction in the Cancer Patient (Jennie L. Rexer and Eduardo Estevis)

Chapter 84. Performance of Activities of Daily Living in Cancer Survivors (Claudine L. Campbell and Mackenzi Pergolotti)

Chapter 85. Evaluation and Management of Edema and Lymphedema in the Cancer Patient (Nancy Ash Hutchison)


PART IX. Special Topics in Cancer Rehabilitation

Chapter 86. Building a Cancer Rehabilitation Program (Sean R. Smith)

Chapter 87. Functional Measurement in Patients With Cancer (Andrea L. Cheville, Kathleen D. Lyons, and Melissa Morrow)

Chapter 88. Research Issues and Funding Priorities in Cancer Rehabilitation (Nicole L. Stout, Alison Cernich, Ralph Nitkin, Sonal Oza, and Leighton Chan)

Chapter 89. Health Maintenance and Screening in Cancer Survivors (Jeffrey Peppercorn and Kevin C. Oeffinger)

Chapter 90. Barriers to Accessing Cancer Rehabilitation (Kathryn H. Schmitz, Joachim Wiskemann, Catherine Alfano, and Michael D. Stubblefield)



About the Editor:

Michael Dean Stubblefield, MD, received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed a combined residency in internal medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He is triple board certified in PM&R, internal medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG).

Dr. Stubblefield started his career in cancer rehabilitation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2001, ultimately rising to the position of Chief of Cancer Rehabilitation. He built the program from a handful of inpatient therapists to a robust team of more than 100 therapists and 5 physicians.

Dr. Stubblefield joined Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation as Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation in 2015. He also serves as the National Medical Director of the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program for Select Medical where he supervises the development of comprehensive cancer rehabilitation programs across their vast national network of rehabilitation facilities.

Dr. Stubblefield is globally recognized as a leader in the field of cancer rehabilitation. His clinical expertise is in the identification, evaluation, and rehabilitation of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, pain, and functional disorders resulting from cancer and its treatment, particularly those caused by radiation and neurotoxic chemotherapy. He is an expert electromyographer and performs procedures such as botulinum toxin (Botox) injections for the relief of pain and spasm in cancer survivors.

Dr. Stubblefield has been on the Castle Connolly list of America’s top doctors, America’s top doctors for cancer, and New York metro area’s top doctors for many years. He is an accomplished researcher who has published extensively authored numerous review articles and book chapters, and frequently lectures on a wide range of cancer rehabilitation-related topics. In addition to his role as editor of Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, the only comprehensive textbook in the field, Dr. Stubblefield is on the editorial board of the journal Muscle and Nerve and is a peer reviewer for more than 30 journals.

Target Audience:

Oncology specialists, physical medicine physicians; speech, occupational, and physical therapists; and nurses with cancer survivor responsibilities.

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