Objectives: To introduce to otolaryngologists the evidence showing benefits of exercise in patients with cancer and other chronic diseases, to stimulate incorporation of exercise regimens into the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer and other chronic diseases of the head and neck, and to promote investigation into and development of dedicated physical therapy regimens for head and neck cancer.
Design: Comprehensive review and meta-analysis of literature. Diseases studied included cancers of multiple organs and systems and cognitive dysfunction.
Malhotra PS, Reiter D. P131 Rehabilitation Exercises Improve Cancer Treatment Outcomes. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):890-891. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.890-c