Melanoma Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation
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At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, we integrate oncology rehabilitation into treatment plans to help patients stay physically strong so they can tolerate cancer treatment and continue to participate in everyday activities.
Oncology Rehabilitation for Melanoma Cancer
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we offer comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services for our melanoma patients. Our goal is not only rehabilitation, but promotion of a healthy lifestyle throughout your treatment for melanoma cancer and beyond.
At our cancer hospitals, an integrated team of physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), and speech and massage therapists will work with you. They’ll help you develop and implement a customized, physical fitness regimen. Centered on cardiovascular fitness, strength training and flexibility, our oncology rehabilitation program can help you reduce stress and improve your quality of life. Regular exercise also encourages healing and helps strengthen your body in your fight against melanoma cancer.
When you arrive at CTCA, our oncology rehabilitation team will conduct an initial evaluation to assess your current level of physical fitness and your ability to perform activities of daily living. Then, your rehabilitation therapist will work with you to design a plan tailored to your needs.
No matter what your existing physical capabilities are, at CTCA, we work with you to strengthen your body as a whole. Physical activity can increase your body's tolerance to other therapies that you may be receiving as part of your treatment for melanoma cancer. Participating in daily exercise programs can also help reduce stress, anxiety and insomnia.
Your oncology rehabilitation therapist will educate and support you throughout your treatment, enabling you to take control over your condition and achieve optimal wellness. Our exercise programs combine range-of-motion training with other light activities, like resistance training and stretching, to provide you with the right amount of exercise during your melanoma treatment.
As part of your melanoma cancer oncology rehabilitation, you may receive regular massage therapy, which can help to relieve stress and reduce cancer-related pain, as well as increase your overall well-being.
At CTCA, occupational therapists are available to help support you during your melanoma cancer treatment. By studying you as you interact with your day-to-day surroundings, occupational therapists assess physical mobility and will teach you how to address, and adapt to, any physical limitations resulting from treatment.
Speech and Language Pathology
During your melanoma treatment, speech pathologists can address problems such as dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, loss of voice and cognitive changes that can result from cancer therapy.
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