Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer rehabilitation is medical care that can be offered throughout your cancer-care experience. Rehabilitation specialists focus on your physical, psychological and cognitive wellbeing in an effort to maintain or restore function, reduce the effects of your symptoms, increase your independence and improve your quality of life.

Our cancer rehabilitation team can help you in the following areas:

  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) caused by chemotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal pain (pain that affects your muscles, ligaments, joints and bones) caused by your cancer treatment
  • Post-mastectomy pain syndrome (pain after breast cancer surgery)
  • Muscle-strengthening exercise plans
  • Swelling (lymphedema)
  • Trouble with thinking or memory (chemo brain)

Our dedicated therapists will help you with many cancer rehabilitation goals, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Speech-language pathology — Our speech-language pathologists will develop individualized care for your needs. They can assist with:
    • Swallowing therapy: Offering exercises and compensatory strategies to help you swallow safely.
    • Dietary recommendations: Working with a nutritionist to recommend dietary needs for your condition through a swallowing evaluation.
    • Speech therapy: Evaluating you for speech deficits and creating therapy to improve articulation and speech intelligibility.