Acta Med Austriaca Suppl. 1979 ; 6(): 354-7.
[Rehabilitation in oncology]
Successful rehabilitation can only be carried out by the precise teamwork of doctors, nurses and therapeutic personnel whereby, especially in cancer patients, importance of psycho-somatic aspects are emphasized. Under all circumstances, rehabilitation must immediately follow acute therapy. Especially, the rehabilitation of cancer patients convince them, that they are not lost. It is desirable that rehabilitation of cancer patients should increase, preferably in specialized oncology rehabilitation centers - similar to the cardiological or rheumatic rehabilitation centers. The main purpose of general rehabilitation in oncology should be the somatic and psychological revitalization of the patient under the motto: Don't merely prolong life, add worthwhile living for each life.