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Cancer Patients Could Benefit From Greater Use Of Rehabilitation

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Nancy Hutchison, MD

[Kaiser Health News and the Washington Post, October 10, 2011] Last spring, at a seminar for survivors of head and neck cancer in Minneapolis, Mary Harder looked around the room with some dismay.

"There were several people who had exactly the same cancer as me, but their lives were much different because they hadn't had any rehabilitation," said Harder, 64, who eats on her own and moves her upper body with relative ease after undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for neck cancer.

Nancy Hutchison, medical director for cancer rehabilitation at the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, was interviewed for this story. Read more.

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