Short Communication
Volume 11 Issue 6 - 2020
The Relation of Musculoskeletal Pain, Cancer Related Fatigue and Kinesiophobia in Oncological Patients
Eduardo J Fernández Rodríguez* and Celia Sánchez Gómez
Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Salamanca, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Eduardo J Fernández Rodríguez, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Salamanca, Spain.
Received: April 06, 2020; Published: May 11, 2020

Oncology is the part of medicine that studies neoplasms, benign and malignant tumors, emphasizing the latter, known by the name of cancer [1].

Analyzing the data present in the GLOBOCAN, currently the prevalence in cancer is almost three cases for every thousand inhabitants in the entire planet, being the second cause of death in the world; in 2008 it caused 7.6 million deaths (approximately 13% of the total) [2]. The ones that cause the most deaths each year are cancers of the lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast [3].


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Citation: Eduardo J Fernández Rodríguez and Celia Sánchez Gómez. “The Relation of Musculoskeletal Pain, Cancer Related Fatigue and Kinesiophobia in Oncological Patients”. EC Orthopaedics 11.6 (2020): 15-21.

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