Ovarian Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation
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Our rehabilitation therapists help you build strength and endurance, manage pain and maintain the energy you need during ovarian cancer treatment.
Oncology Rehabilitation for Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer and its treatment can affect your physical functioning, breathing and overall energy. The oncology rehabilitation team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) helps you build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain the energy you need to participate in activities that are important to you throughout your ovarian cancer treatment.
The ovarian cancer oncology rehabilitation team at CTCA includes licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists.
As part of your ovarian cancer treatment, our physical therapists can help you design an individualized exercise program that combines range-of-motion training with light resistance exercises to minimize your fatigue and optimize your physical function.
Physical therapy also supports you after surgery to ensure efficient and safe recovery for ongoing treatment. Our therapists encourage and support you to become mobile as soon as possible after surgery.
Our occupational therapists can help you with daily living activities that are important to your routine and quality of life, such as dressing, showering and eating.
Speech and Language Pathology
Many ovarian cancer patients who receive chemotherapy benefit from speech and language pathology. Therapists address problems such as dry mouth, difficultly swallowing, loss of voice and cognitive changes that can result from chemotherapy treatment.
Our massage therapists can help reduce cancer-related pain and improve your quality of life during your ovarian cancer treatment.
Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy
This painless, non-invasive oncology rehabilitation treatment, which involves stimulation of the auricle of the external ear, can help alleviate some of the side effects of cancer treatments, such as pain, nausea or fatigue.
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