Cancer Rehabilitation - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

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.

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