What Is Cancer Rehabilitation? | MedStar Health
Cancer Rehabilitation Services at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Cancer Rehabilitation Services at MedStar Health

How we can help

Are you experiencing pain, fatigue, or having difficulty completing daily tasks? Having difficulty speaking or swallowing? Are you experiencing other challenges that might be affecting your quality of life?

Without the right support, cancer-related problems can extend beyond initial care — occasionally from the disease itself, but more commonly from the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. We understand the challenges you are facing and we’re here for you.

The MedStar Cancer Rehabilitation Services team is passionate about helping you address these challenges, enabling you to positively impact your quality of life before, during, and after your cancer treatments.

The involvement of rehabilitation will maximize the cancer survivor’s ability to gain endurance and mobility, and improve activities of daily living. In addition, highly skilled specialists empower the cancer survivor to gain independence and maximize the quality of his or her life.

Do you need cancer rehabilitation services?

Below are just a few of the many conditions/side effects that our therapists and physicians can help you conquer to get you back to feeling like yourself again.

  • Fatigue

  • Difficulty swallowing foods or speaking

  • Trouble with balance or walking

  • Interrupted sleep

  • Reduced mental sharpness or ability to concentrate

  • Pain, tingling, or numbness

  • Difficulty with mobility or completing daily activities

Services offered

  • Adaptive Equipment Recommendations

  • Balance Training

  • Cancer Related Fatigue Management

  • Chemo Brain Management

  • Communication Enhancement Strategies

  • Coping Skills and Stress Management

  • Daily Living Management

  • Energy Conservation

  • Gait Training

  • Neuropathy Management

  • Pain Management

  • Swallowing Management

  • Therapeutic Exercise and Strengthening

We provide a variety of services to all patients with all types of cancer.

Our providers

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Expert rehabilitation care

Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our rehabilitation specialists.


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