At the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, we understand that cancer and its treatment can impair normal daily activities. Oncology rehabilitation (also called cancer rehabilitation) is a subspecialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) that focuses on maintaining and restoring the highest possible functional status and quality of life to patients with cancer, at all stages of treatment through survivorship.
Oncology rehabilitation often involves a team of health care specialists working together with the patient to develop a personalized rehabilitation goal and plan. Led by a cancer rehabilitation physician, our physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and other oncology-trained support care staff work together with a targeted purpose – to help patients maintain or return to functional well-being.
Whether it’s fatigue, neuropathy, pain, weakness, mobility difficulties, memory or attention difficulties, exacerbations of old injuries, or anything that can impair activities of daily living, our cancer rehabilitation team can help.