Rehabilitation of the Person With Gynecologic Cancer

Adrian Cristian, M.D., MHCM, Chief of Cancer Rehabilitation at Miami Cancer Institute, will address the significant impact of loss of function as a result of gynecologic cancer and its treatments – especially lower extremity lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIN) and debility.

Target Audience

Breast Surgeons, General Surgeons, Reconstructive Surgeons, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Physiatrists, Radiation Oncologists, General Practitioners and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe gynecologic cancer-related impairments and their impact on the quality of life for the patient.
  • Describe the treatments of gynecologic cancer-related impairments.
  • Identify strategies to minimize barriers to early referral for cancer-related impairments.
Additional information
  • Ramaseshan, A.S., Felton, J. Roque, D. Rao, G. Shipper, A. G., & Sanses, T.V. (2018). Pelvic floor disorders in women with gyencologic malignancies: a systematic review. International urogynecology journal, 29(4), 459-476.
  • Cannioto, R. A., LaMonte, M.J., Kelemen, L.E., Risch, H.A., Eng, K.H., Minlikeeva, A. N., ...& Berchuck, A. (2016). Recreational physical inactivity and mortality in woman with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer: evidence from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium. British journal of cancer, 115(1), 95.
  • Schmitz, K., Courneya, K, & Mathews, C. (2011). American College of Sports Medicine Roundtable on Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors: Corrigendum. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 43(1).
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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Adrian Cristian, M.D., MHCM
Chief, Cancer Rehabilitation
Miami Cancer Institute
Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
Department of Neuroscience
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Adrian Cristian, M.D., MHCM, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

This course is a highlight from the Women's Cancer Symposium. The following were Symposium Directors for this recorded activity.

Gladys L. Giron, M.D., has indicated that her spouse is a member of the speakers' bureau and a consultant with Stryker.

John P. Diaz, M.D., has indicated that he is a member of the speakers' bureau with AstraZeneca and a consultant with ConMed and Intuitive Surgical.

Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Starr K. Mautner, M.D., has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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