Happy Occupational Therapy Month
Posted April 19th, 2023
April is Occupational Therapy (OT) month, and it is with gratitude and humble appreciation that I come to reflect upon my time as an OT working with cancer patients and their loved ones. Working in cancer care across the continuum has been one of my life’s greatest honors, and I wish to take a moment […]
Seven Ways an Occupational Therapist Can Help Patients Recovering From Breast Cancer.
Posted April 30th, 2021
by Dawn Heiderscheidt Once you’ve been diagnosed with something like breast cancer, your mind may be swimming in “what-ifs” and “what aboutisms.” It can be terrifying. You may have concerns about what it means for you in regards to maintaining your life roles, engaging in your favorite activities, or how to continue to live your […]
How Can Occupational Therapy Assist with Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy?
Posted April 27th, 2021
By Dawn Heiderscheidt Undergoing chemotherapy can have a two-fold effect on the body. While it can slow or stop the cancer, it can also cause unintended consequences such as neuropathy of limbs. Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) is a sensory peripheral neuropathy that can affect one or both hands or feet and is often referred to […]
April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month- What is OT and how can it help you?
Posted April 8th, 2021
by Dawn Heiderscheidt, MOT, OTR/L, ECHM April is Occupational Therapy Month! In order to celebrate this profession, it’s important to understand WHAT an Occupational Therapist (OT) is and how they connect to oncology. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines OT as “the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things […]
April is Occupational Therapy Month
Posted April 28th, 2017
Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN
The treatments for cancer and cancer itself can lead to a number of side effects. Cancer and these side effects can make every day life more challenging than it was before. Fatigue can make it hard to make yourself a meal, eat it and clean up all at once. Peripheral neuropathy can make it challenging […]