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Cancer Rehabilitation

Helping patients with side effects from cancer treatment or surgery.

Chemotherapy, radiation and sometimes surgery are common treatments for people diagnosed with cancer. But almost every cancer patient can benefit from Cancer Rehabilitation at any point in their treatment, even when their disease is in remission.

  • Swelling and lymphedema
  • Balance problems
  • Neuropathy (numbness, tingling and burning pain)
  • Speech and language problems
  • Return to daily activities

Cancer Rehab is different from orthopedic physical therapy for injuries to knees or other joints and can help with swelling, mobility and pain. Cancer Rehab can help patients relearn how to go about activities of daily living and even teach the nerves and brain the correct gait or walking patterns.

Early intervention with rehab while patients are still undergoing treatment lets patients and providers set goals for successful outcomes and begin a relationship with their therapist for an additional support system. Providers at the Heptner Cancer Center feel that Oncology Rehab will provide a missing component in their treatment of cancer patients.

Cancer Rehabilitation services are covered by most insurances plans and requires a referral from a physician or advance practice provider. Referrals can be made regardless of where the patient is in their cancer treatment phase.

Contact

Find Rehabilitation Services at:
Location: 508 Stocktrail Avenue, Upper Level, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 -- corner of Sixth and Stocktrail in the Stocktrail Building
Phone: 307-688-8000

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