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Letters Prehabilitation before cancer treatment

Prehabilitation can be tricky or empowering

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 04 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5831
  1. Dave deBronkart, patient activist
  1. Nashua, NH 03063, USA
  1. dave{at}

I hope we can consider prehabilitation in every possible domain.1 My wife and I have experienced its benefits and the effects of its absence.

When she experienced successful bilateral knee replacements, prehabilitation was part of the plan and undoubtedly helped her rapid recovery.2 But when she had foot surgery, the surgeon had no interest in anything …

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