SURROUNDING WITH CARE Cancer Rehabilitation Services

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Rehabilitation Services

Cancer and its treatments can sometimes have lasting effects on your daily performance including physical, mental, emotional and social functioning. Rehabilitation Services offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology for patients of all ages and with any type of cancer. Rehabilitation Services helps those who are experiencing difficulty with daily activities that are problems related to cancer or the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment. We educate on available community resources.


Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center offers the following rehabilitation services, tailored to your needs:

  • Physical Therapy
    • Mobility such as walking, climbing stairs and other daily activities
    • Recommendations for equipment such as wheelchairs, canes or walkers
    • Pain management and symptom control
    • Managing fatigue caused by cancer and its treatment
    • Specialized exercise programs designed for you
    • Family and caregiver training on how to safely assist you
    • Prevention and treatment for swelling caused by edema or lymphedema
  • Occupational therapy
    • Self-care and home care activities such as being able to bathe, dress and groom yourself and to manage your home and care for yourself or others
    • Managing fatigue caused by cancer and its treatment
    • Visual perception caused by cancer or related treatments
    • Adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs or bathroom equipment
    • Orthotics to promote proper positioning, resting, stretching and protection of joints in the arms, wrists and hands
    • Improving your coordination, strength and range of motion
  • Speech-language pathology
    • Prevention and rehabilitation of swallowing problems resulting from cancer or related treatments
    • Memory, attention and other problems in thinking caused by cancer or its treatment
    • Impairments in communication due to problems understanding, speaking, reading or writing
    • Speech changes due to cancer or its treatment

Request a Rehabilitation Appointment

Whether you are just beginning or currently receiving medical treatment for cancer, rehabilitation services are available for you. To request any of these services, please ask your provider or contact us directly. Rehabilitation services are available to you in either inpatient or outpatient settings.

OUR LOCATION Cancer Rehabilitation Services

Our cancer rehabilitation services are located at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as various locations.

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