Cancer Rehabilitation

Start Your Recovery

To learn more about how cancer rehabilitation at Genesis HealthCare System can benefit you, call 740-455-5151.

During or after cancer treatment, a rehabilitation program through Genesis HealthCare System can help you:

  • Gain energy, strength and endurance
  • Increase your independence
  • Feel more comfortable
  • Sleep better

Cancer Rehabilitation Services

Ask your Genesis patient navigator or doctor if you’d benefit from rehabilitation services such as:

  • Physical therapy – Helps you move more easily and fully
  • Occupational therapy – Teaches you how to better complete everyday tasks
  • Speech-language therapy – Improves your ability to communicate and swallow, especially after throat cancer, and can show you how to use a voice prosthesis

Specialized Cancer Rehab Programs

Depending on your type of cancer, you may take advantage of one or more of these programs at Genesis.

Lymphedema Therapy

If a surgeon removes your lymph nodes during cancer treatment, you may experience lymphedema—swelling in your arms, legs, neck or abdomen. Ease the swelling by meeting with a Genesis therapist trained in lymphedema treatment five times a week over two weeks. You’ll learn how to relieve your symptoms through massage, bandaging, exercise and other techniques.

Ask your doctor for a referral to lymphedema therapy.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

Breast cancer rehabilitation at Genesis can help you:

  • Prevent lymphedema (swelling)
  • Improve and maintain your shoulder’s range of motion and strength
  • Enhance your fitness level

You’ll meet with a physical therapist who designs personalized treatment recommendations, which may include manual therapy, exercise and education.

Ask your doctor for a referral to this program, which you may participate in before, during and after cancer treatment.

New Patient Form

Save time during your first appointment at Genesis Cancer Care Center by printing our new patient form [PDF], filling it out and bringing it with you.

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