Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta focuses on treating the whole person, not just the cancer. At our Georgia cancer center, located near Atlanta, conventional cancer treatments are combined with integrative oncology services to attack the cancer and manage related side effects. At CTCA® Atlanta, our medical oncologists collaborate with radiation oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, care managers, nutrition therapists, oncology rehabilitation therapists, naturopathic providers and other supportive-care clinicians to deliver whole-patient care.
Patients undergoing cancer treatment may experience pain, discomfort and other side effects at any given time throughout their treatment, and even afterward. Addressing symptoms may help some patients reduce discomfort before they become long-term issues. Oncology rehabilitation is one of various supportive therapies available at our Atlanta hospital to help support your quality of life. Physical therapists may recommend an exercise program to help you improve range of motion and reduce fatigue while also helping to increase physical function, safety and well-being. Our occupational therapists strive to help you perform your daily living activities and improve your independence. Some patients undergoing cancer treatments may suffer from dry mouth, difficulty swallowing and speech problems. The licensed speech and language pathologists at our cancer center near Atlanta work to help patients address these and other cancer-related side effects.
At our Atlanta hospital, our oncology rehabilitation therapists collaborate as a team with licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists to recommend an integrative treatment plan designed to help you build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain energy.