Cancer Rehabilitation


At St. Joseph Hospital, we understand that comprehensive survivorship services help survivors improve their ability to function as well as their overall quality of life. Regardless of the stage of cancer or phase of treatment or recovery, survivors can benefit from participation of St. Joseph Hospital’s Cancer Rehabilitation (CARE) Program.

What is Cancer Rehabilitation?

Cancer rehabilitation is much like other forms of rehabilitation which happen after a serious illness or injury such as a stroke or car accident. Your medical services may include appointments with and treatments recommended by medical professionals including physiatrists (doctors who specialize in rehabilitation medicine), nurses, physical, occupational, and/or speech therapists, and mental health professionals. St. Joseph Hospital’s CARE Program:

  • Provides patients with coordinated cancer rehabilitation
  • Is supported by a team whose main goal is to improve the lives of survivors who suffer from the side-effects caused by cancer treatments
  • Participants receive individualized, comprehensive cancer rehabilitation treatment by a team of specially educated therapists and providers

Benefits to Cancer Rehabilitation

St. Joseph Hospital’s CARE Program is a cancer survivorship program focused on improving the lives of survivors who suffer from the side-effects caused by cancer and its treatments. One of the key components of survivorship services is having multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation team who strives to help survivors improve their ability to function and their quality of life.

As a CARE Program patient, you will receive comprehensive cancer rehabilitation treatment to improve the symptoms affecting your daily functioning and quality of life. These symptoms may include:

  • Cancer related fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Weakness/deconditioning
  • Balance/walking difficulties
  • Lymphedema (limb swelling)
  • Cancer induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulties with activities of daily living
  • “Chemo brain”
  • Issues with talking or swallowing

Insurance Information

Most cancer rehabilitation services are reimbursed by health insurance providers. Check with your insurance plan for specific rehabilitation benefits, including information about your deductibles, co-pays, and limits.

Additional Information

For more information or specific questions, please contact Christine Mondi, PT, CLT, or Patricia Cote, PT, DPT, at (603) 424-9635.

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