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Cancer Rehabilitation

Helping cancer survivors restore function and mobility

Cancer treatment can be very toxic and often causes significant pain, fatigue and disability. At St. Luke’s we are dedicated to helping cancer survivors restore their function and mobility. Through cancer rehabilitation, our goal is to minimize the side effects of treatment and to enable cancer survivors to have the best quality of life possible.

Who is on the cancer rehabilitation team?
Our team consists of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, registered dietitians and social workers. Each team member provides expertise, guidance, training and support throughout your rehabilitation treatment.

What will my rehabilitation plan look like?
The rehab plan looks different for every patient. You and your cancer rehabilitation team will develop a plan to focus on individualized goals that increase strength, improve energy, manage pain and decrease symptoms affecting your function and quality of life.

Is cancer rehabilitation covered by insurance?
Most cancer rehabilitation services are covered by health insurance providers. For questions about coverage under your specific plan, please contact your insurance provider directly. The contact number for your insurance provider can be found on the back of your insurance card.

What symptoms can cancer rehabilitation help with?
If you are experiencing any of the following after treatment, cancer rehabilitation can help.

  • Joint/muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands and/or feet
  • Parts of your body feeling swollen
  • Feeling so tired that you cannot do what you want or need to do
  • Feeling weak
  • Having trouble moving around
  • Feeling like you might trip or fall
  • Trouble getting to the bathroom
  • Having difficulty with dressing or bathing
  • Problems concentrating, thinking or remembering things
  • Having trouble with chores or shopping
  • Trouble driving
  • Difficulty returning to work or completing your tasks at work
  • Trouble swallowing

Referral required for this service. If you need one, talk to your primary care provider.

To establish care with a St. Luke’s primary care provider, call 218.249.4000 or find a clinic near you.

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