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Physiatrist & Dietitian Role In Cancer

A physiatrist is a physician that is specialized in rehabilitation medicine. People who have cancer very often have a variety of different cancer related musculoskeletal problems, says Dr. Adrian Cristian, Cancer Rehabilitation Physiatrist with Miami Cancer Institute. Diet is very important in cancer patients too. Carla Araya, Registered Dietitian with Miami Cancer Institute, says her goal as a nutritionist is to optimize the nutritional status before, during and after the treatment. She also says the treatment is individualized. Prehab therapies are very useful in patients who are in cancer treatment, she says.

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