- Collaboration. Your cancer rehabilitation team works closely with your doctor and includes a variety of experts to ensure you'll receive whole-person care. Your care team may include physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation nurses and other experts as needed.
- Personalized care. Mayo Clinic cancer rehabilitation professionals create a personalized care plan for you based on your needs. A plan can be created to address a number of issues, such as memory and thinking changes, loss of flexibility and movement, swelling caused by abnormalities in your lymphatic system (lymphedema), muscle weakening, numbness, pain and distress, among many others.
- Variety of treatments. Your cancer rehabilitation program could include retraining of muscle groups, exercise, bracing and other therapies to help you improve your overall function and resume regular activities. Complementary and integrative medicine such as massage therapy, acupuncture, counseling and nutrition also can help you recover.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
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