When you think of rehabilitation, you may think of therapy for a strained back or pulled muscle. Did you know that rehab can help people with cancer?

Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, can have effects on the body, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Fibrosis
  • Lymphedema

This Monday, March 17, the Aquilino Cancer Center opens its cancer rehab services. These services join the long list of clinical and support services already in the Cancer Center. Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital will provide these services. Therapists will treat effects related to the following cancers:

Aquilino Cancer Center

The Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical CenterAquilino Cancer Center

  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Head and neck
  • Ovarian
  • Prostate
  • Spinal cord
  • Thyroid

Therapies include:

  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Endurance training
  • Energy conservation
  • Adaptive equipment for self-care
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Cognitive linguistic rehabilitation
  • Motor speech rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy

Patients can find more rehab services and therapies at Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital’s Rockville hospital, located on the same campus as the Aquilino Cancer Center.