Oncology Prehabilitation Treatment

Gain Strength for Your Journey

As you prepare for your fight against cancer, consider cancer prehabilitation to help you gain strength and improve outcomes.

What Is Oncology Prehabilitation?

Our unique program for those who are newly diagnosed with cancer and have yet to start with cancer treatment can help you:

  • Prepare for surgery and other upcoming cancer treatments
  • Utilize physical and speech therapy services in order to improve your physical and psychological outcomes during cancer treatment
  • Identify current health problems that can be improved before cancer treatment begins

Assessing Your Needs

During prehabilitation assessment, our prehabilitation specialist will determine your baseline status and identify current health problems that can be improved before cancer treatment begins. Our team will work to help you improve your baseline status and cultivate the coping skills and strength for starting cancer treatment.

Prehabilitation shouldn’t delay the start of your cancer treatment and is covered by most insurance plans. You’ll need to be referred for cancer prehabilitation by your doctor to be seen. We’ll work with you and your care team to create an individualized treatment plan.

Arm Yourself with Your Best Health

To learn more about Oncology Prehabilitation Treatment at Saint Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center or to schedule an appointment, we encourage you to give us a call. Please contact the Cancer and Wellness Center at (508) 363-6805.

Are You an Oncology Rehab Candidate?

Learn About Our Oncology Rehabilitation Program

Are you a candidate for oncology rehabilitation services at Saint Vincent Hospital? The criteria below can help you determine if you or a loved one is a good candidate for cancer rehab services.

You may be a candidate for oncology physical therapy if you have:

  • Trouble getting out of bed
  • Trouble getting up from a chair, toilet, etc.
  • A history of recent/frequent falls
  • Excessive fatigue/shortness of breath with normal activity
  • Pain limiting your normal activity
  • Excessive swelling of arms/legs, head/neck or face
  • Weakness and/or stiffness of arms, legs, or trunk

If you’ve not yet started treatment, consider if prehabilitation may be right for you.

Speech Therapy

You may be a candidate for Oncology cancer speech therapy if you have:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Trouble opening your jaw
  • Trouble with your memory
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble forming words
  • Trouble with speech or voice

If you’re experiencing these difficulties, talk to your doctor about if cancer rehabilitation is right for you.

A prescription for Oncology prehabilitation or rehabilitation services is needed for treatment at Saint Vincent Rehabilitation Services at the Cancer and Wellness Center.

Learn More

To learn more about cancer rehabilitation at Saint Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center or to schedule an appointment, call us at (508) 363-6805

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