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Cancer Rehabilitation

During or after cancer treatment, begin restoring your energy, strength and mobility with cancer rehabilitation at UHS.

Benefits of Cancer Rehabilitation

Ask your doctor for a referral to cancer rehabilitation, which can help you enhance your:

  • Ability to perform everyday tasks
  • Endurance
  • Immune system
  • Lung function
  • Mood
  • Muscle control
  • Quality of sleep

Rehabilitation for Breast Cancer

If you’re a breast cancer patient or survivor, you’ll find specialized care that helps ease pain, stiffness or tightness in your chest, arm or shoulder.

What Happens During Rehabilitation?

Depending on your needs, your personalized cancer rehabilitation program at UHS may include:

  • Physical therapy – Shows you exercises and techniques you can practice to move more fully, comfortably and safely
  • Occupational therapy – Teaches skills and recommends assistive devices you can use to more easily complete daily activities at home, work or school
  • Speech-language therapy – Helps you learn how to communicate and swallow better, especially after cancer that affects your head, mouth or neck
  • Lymphedema screening and treatment – Addresses swelling that sometimes follows breast cancer treatment
  • Massage and manual therapy – Uses hands-on techniques to ease muscle pain and help you relax

Expert Cancer Care Close to Home

Find exceptional cancer services throughout the UHS service area in New York’s Southern Tier. Services and treatments may vary by location. Your doctor will refer you to the location that best suits your care needs. 

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