Cancer Rehabilitation Services

Reducing side effects, improving quality of life

Cancer treatment and surgery can make you tired — both physically and mentally. Rehabilitation can improve your quality of life and help you stay independent.

Research shows that physical activity has many benefits for cancer survivors. It reduces side effects of cancer treatment or surgery. It also can help you better tolerate treatment and continue with daily activities. Regular exercise reduces fatigue and enhances mood. It also improves sleep, decreases anxiety and strengthens your immune system.

Specialized cancer care
Fairview’s Cancer Rehabilitation Program helps you safely increase your activity level. Our physical and occupational therapists have additional training and experience working with cancer survivors. After evaluating your needs and goals, they’ll work with you and your physician to develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

Physical therapy can help you:
  • Increase strength and endurance
  • Improve range of motion, balance and flexibility
  • Decrease pain
  • Reduce nerve discomfort
Occupational therapy can help you:
  • Improve attention, organization and problem-solving
  • Learn ways to conserve your energy
  • Improve independence in daily activities
  • Learn about adaptive equipment that may help you
The program also provides education to help you prevent and reduce cancer-related physical and mental fatigue.

Learn more
The Cancer Rehabilitation Program requires a physician referral. Most health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid cover rehabilitation services. Would you like more information on cancer rehabilitation? Please call 612-273-6228.

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