Cancer Treatment Rehabilitation
The side effects from cancer and cancer treatments can be numerous and vary depending on the person. Patients may experience pulmonary, digestive, pain management and numerous other issues. One of the most common issues is damage to the lymphatic system, which often results in a condition called Lymphedema. Lymphedema is swelling in the arm or leg because the damaged lymph nodes cannot drain properly.
Cancer patients may also benefit from a host of other therapies, depending on the complications they are facing. Our hospital has an onsite physiatrist, dietician, rehabilitation nurses, and occupational, physical and speech therapists that all work as a team to address a patient’s problems. We also help educate patients and their families on rehabilitation exercises and treatments they can do to help prevent future problems and symptoms.