Each person with cancer has unique physical and emotional needs. Cancer rehabilitation focuses on regaining physical function and independence, often following surgical and medical therapies that left patients unable to resume their lifestyles without assistance.
Cancer rehabilitation may improve quality of life by:
- Reducing pain through the use of medications and pain-management techniques.
- Improving eating habits through nutritional counseling.
- Improving physical condition and performance levels through exercise programs that help to build strength, endurance and mobility.
- Providing smoking cessation education and support.
- Improving social, emotional and mental functioning through patient and family education and counseling on stress, anxiety and depression management.
- Providing assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating, drinking, dressing, bathing, using the toilet, cooking and basic housekeeping.
- Reducing sleep problems.
- Reducing the number of hospitalizations.
- Maximizing physical strengths to compensate for limitations.
- Reducing dependency on caretakers in the home and fostering independence.
- Helping the patient to adjust to actual, perceived and potential losses.
Physical Rehabilitation at Allegiance Health offers you a powerful combination of state-of-the-art technology, highly skilled multidisciplinary staff and compassionate care. With the convenience of multiple locations, we offer a wide variety of treatment options and cost-effective services.
Lymphedema is the abnormal swelling of a body part as a result of cancer treatment and, while not curable, is very manageable. Allegiance Health employs certified lymphedema specialists to assist you with this condition.