Dr. Templeton explains if a patient can remain working while undergoing treatment for bone cancer.
Your ability to work depends on what type of chemotherapy you are undergoing and how sick that makes you. Some of the chemotherapy agents, or the chemotherapy medicines, actually don’t have much of an effect on day-to-day activities. Others, however, can affect your white blood cells and make you at risk of infection. It can affect your red blood cells and so make you very anemic or have a low blood count, and so you are very fatigued or tired. So, it depends on what type of treatments you are undergoing and what kind of job you have.
About Dr. Kim Templeton, M.D.:
Kim Templeton, M.D., received her degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine with a specialty in orthopedics and musculoskeletal oncology and began her career with an orthopedic residency at Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.
She then accepted a Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 1995, she came to the KU School of Medicine, where her commitment to excellence and orthopedic education has opened the way to positions of leadership. She is now the Director of the Orthopedic Residency Education Program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, holds the first Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine and Science, and currently serves as president of the KU Medical Center's Women in Medicine and Science program.