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So your patient has cancer - a guide for physiotherapists not specialising in cancer

This guide has been written by specialist cancer physiotherapists to support colleagues working in non-cancer specific roles.

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Do you feel concerned when your patient also has a cancer diagnosis? Are you unsure of what to do and what not to do?

It will help you feel more confident when treating someone with a current or past history of cancer and it lets you know what issues to look out for.

The guide is split into four sections:

  • Understanding cancer
  • Managing side effects, symptoms and conditions
  • Promoting physical activity
  • Red flags

It signposts you to lots of useful resources and it will help you treat people holistically, as well as know when to refer to a specialist.

Download the full document (pdf, 12 pages, 2mb) below.

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