Clinical Considerations in Returning Pediatric and Young Adults With Cancer to Physical Activity.
There is a gap in the literature on the best treatment of clinical sequelae within adolescent and young adult pediatric cancer populations. Children, adolescents, and young adults are at risk for a multitude of immediate and late effects of their disease and treatment that warrant a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to optimize care. Sports medicine providers are well-equipped with their background to join the oncology rehabilitation team in diagnosing and managing cancer-related impairments to help these populations live a healthier and more active lifestyle. In this manuscript, four essential clinical components to consider when returning children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer history to physical activity are discussed: chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, cardiotoxicity, nutritional deficiencies, and deconditioning.
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