If you're a cancer patient, you may be experiencing pain, decreased mobility and fatigue. In addition to anti-cancer medications, your doctor or oncologist may prescribe physical therapy. In such a case, you'll most likely see a licensed physical therapist that is experienced in helping patients with cancer. The goal set by your physical therapist is to help you overcome your physical limitations, improve your mobility and relieve your pain and discomfort through various exercises and techniques.
If you have a history of an abnormal heart rate, heart disease or have had surgery on your heart, your doctor might suggest having a defibrillator implanted. This is called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and requires a simple surgical procedure to implant underneath your skin. The device is responsible for monitoring your heart at all times and warning you if something is amiss. It can also restore your heartbeat if there is an abnormal rhythm.