Abramson Cancer Centers' Cancer Rehabilitation Program is committed to providing you the best possible care. Our cancer rehabilitation physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the physical effects that may result from cancer and its treatment. These physicians work closely with other cancer specialists to provide you with comprehensive, integrated care. Our program offers consultations with a cancer specialist and examination services as well as physical therapy services.
Our therapists are Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT) who have attended programs recognized as the most advanced training available. Many of our therapists have further certification through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). Because we understand the personal aspects of dealing with cancer, we also focus on providing you and your family with the support you need throughout your care.
Conditions Treated by Penn's Cancer Rehabilitation Program
Abramson Cancer Center's Cancer Rehabilitation Program addresses the needs of patients experiencing symptoms as a result of cancer or cancer treatment. Needs and symptoms may include:
Treatments and Services Offered by the Cancer Rehabilitation Program
The Cancer Rehabilitation Program works closely with other entities within Penn Medicine to deliver comprehensive rehabilitation services to our cancer patients. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are provided by Good Shepherd Penn Partners; a partnership between Penn Medicine and the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides specialized long-term acute care and inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation throughout the Philadelphia region. Our program also offers:
- Nutritional counseling
- Patient and family education and counseling
- Exercise programs to help to build strength, endurance and mobility
- Assistance with activities of daily living