At Simmons Cancer Center, we understand that cancer and the treatment of cancer can impair normal daily activities. Cancer rehabilitation is a subspecialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (also known as PM&R) that focuses on restoring the highest possible functional status and quality of life to cancer patients and survivors. Our physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and other oncology-trained supportive care staff work together with one goal – helping you maintain functional independence or returning you to independence.
Whether it’s fatigue, neuropathy, weakness, difficulties with memory or attention, or exacerbations of old injuries that are impairing activities of daily living, our cancer rehabilitation team can assist you.
Should You Consult a Cancer Rehabilitation Physician?
- Do you have fatigue or weakness that limits your activity?
- Do you have neuropathy that limits your activity or impairs your balance?
- Do you have difficulty walking?
- Are you falling?
- Do you have muscle, joint, or other pain that limits activity?
- Is there a change in your memory, attention span, or ability to focus?
- Do you have difficulty swallowing or with your speech?
- Do you have lymphedema from your surgery?
For more information or to make an appointment with a cancer rehabilitation physician, please call us at 214-645-HOPE (4673).