Cancer is a term used to describe an abnormal growth of cells in the body. Cancer may lead to changes in cognitive, physical and emotional well-being. Occupational therapists work with clients affected by cancer to enable them to do the things they want and need to do. Each individual diagnosed with cancer experiences unique limitations to his/her/their occupations and roles. Therefore, treatment must be tailored to an individual's unique needs. Cancer can disrupt daily routines and one's ability to perform self-care, leisure or productivity activities or occupations. For example, some people have difficulty with dressing or bathing, whereas others may not complete essential job tasks. Occupational therapists work with clients diagnosed with cancer to maintain or restore functional ability and promote engagement in meaningful activities. Examples of occupational therapy interventions include: -complete assessments and counselling session to prevent functional deficits -promote the independence of activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing -ongoing screening and monitoring of performance deficits -education on fatigue and sleep management strategies to support healthy recovery -cognitive strategies to support memory or other executive function deficits -educate and coach about lifestyle management strategies such as appropriate exercise routines -evaluate individuals physical, cognitive and emotional abilities and make appropriate recommendations Cooper, Jill. Occupational Therapy in Oncology and Palliative Care. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.