Cancer refers to the rapid growth and division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. These cells outlive normal cells and have the ability to metastasize, or invade parts of the body and spread to other organs. There are more than 100 types of cancers, and different risk factors contribute to the development of cancers in different sites. The World Health Organisation state that ancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018.

Physiotherapy is an autonomous profession concerned with the care, management and rehabilitation of patients. These principles apply to the management of patients with cancer through all care and rehabilitation programmes from diagnosis to the end of life. Physiotherapists conduct ongoing assessment of the needs of this patient group and their carers, in order to apply skilled interventions, which are vital for patients’ independence, functional capacity and quality of life. This category contains pages relating to cancer and Physiotherapy Interventions.

Pages in category "Oncology"

The following 61 pages are in this category, out of 61 total.