What is Cancer Rehabilitation?


Cancer rehabilitation is a specialized program for healing and recovering from cancer treatment. ReVital certified therapists are trained in oncology – the diagnosis and treatment of cancer – and help manage an individual's symptoms and side effects from treatment.

ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Overview

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Pain and fatigue are the most common side effects of cancer treatment which can make it hard to stay active. Side effects also contribute to decreased independence, stamina and social activities. This can lead to short or long periods of inactivity that contribute to the loss of physical strength and emotional health.

Cancer rehabilitation specialists are here to help. It’s never too late to start.

Rehabilitation can also help newly diagnosed patients prepare for treatment – surgery, chemotherapy or radiation – before it begins. Cancer rehabilitation specialists can help by:

  • Setting your expectations
  • Preparing you for each phase of your treatment
  • Strengthening your body for surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation

Why and when to consider ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation

A cancer rehabilitation program helps support your recovery.

Our expert therapists know how cancer treatment impacts the body and daily life.

Cancer takes comes in many forms and its treatment can have different side effects and symptoms besides pain and fatigue. The professionals at ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation can help with:

  • Balance and coordination
  • Memory and brain fog
  • Bowel and bladder function
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Eating and swallowing disorders
  • Exercise
  • Increasing strength, mobility and function
  • Joint stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Pain
  • Physical and emotional well-being
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Swelling
  • Weakness

Once cancer treatment ends, rehabilitation can be effective in managing long-term or late-onset side effects, some of which surface years after treatment.

When cancer side effects or treatments interfere with your recovery, the ability to receive treatment or carry out daily activities like sleeping, eating or walking – consider asking your doctor if cancer rehabilitation should be a part of your care plan.

Our patients say it best

With the help of her ReVital certified therapists at NovaCare, Dawn was able to take her life back and live well beyond her cancer diagnosis.

Our goal at ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation is to help you heal, recover and continue to engage in life’s daily activities. Learn what it's like to work with a ReVital therapist, or take the next step and contact us.

Our family of brands

The ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation program is exclusive to Select Medical, a national provider of outpatient therapy and rehabilitation. Our family of brands is known nationwide.

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