No Woman is an Island -- Access to Care and Extreme Measures for Cancer Pain and Lymphedema: A Case Report
UMass Chan AffiliationsSchool of Medicine
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Keywordsmucinous ovarian cancer
metastatic bone disease
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
Health Services Administration
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
Psychological Phenomena and Processes
Rehabilitation and Therapy
Surgical Procedures, Operative
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AbstractBackground: Cancer rehabilitation is a rapidly growing diverse field in physiatry. This case provides an example where rehabilitation physiatrists played a crucial role in the pain management, education, and rehabilitation before and after a palliative amputation. Due to her limited resources, both in her home country and in her local community, she could not access appropriate care that may have prevented the need for amputation. Though amputation is not generally accepted as the first line of treatment for pain, there have been several reports of palliative amputation in metastatic cancer patients. In particular, fore quarter amputations have been reported in metastatic breast cancer patients to manage pain and recurrent fractures.
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/42986
Poster presentation at the 2019 Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, February 19-23, 2019.
Lauren Hall is a medical student at UMass Medical School.
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