Журнал клеточной науки и терапии

Журнал клеточной науки и терапии
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ISSN: 2157-7013


Physical Therapy Interventions are Beyond Adjunct Care in Improving Quality of Life and Alleviating Pain Related to Cancer and its Treatment: Perspectives and Confronts

Janakiraman Balamurugan and Ravichandran Hariharasudhan

Cancer itself and evaluation, treatment procedures are associated with pain and impaired quality of life. Cancer pain relief is one the most difficult task for clinicians due to outsized barriers. Recent evidence suggests that patients with good control of symptoms related to cancer, including pain, helps patients live longer and the quality of life is also bettered at the same time. Analgesic ladder management of WHO is the most accepted and widely used pain management method in patients with cancer pain. But, use of opioids alone is not successful in pain control and improving quality of life. Exercise represents an effective therapeutic intervention for preparing patients to successfully complete treatments, for reducing acute, chronic and late side effects, and for improving QOL during and after treatments. This non systematic narrative review outlines the existing evidences of association between physical exercise, physical therapy intervention strategies, pain control and quality of life, evidence based exercise guidelines for cancer survivors and patients.