Only a fraction of cancer patients are referred to speech therapy, physical therapy or occupational therapy following cancer treatment. Current research shows that 60 to 90 percent of oncology patients would benefit from the follow-up care.
These therapies can address physical and cognitive impairments that are the result of cancer and the treatments used to treat it.
Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy Can Help Following Cancer Treatment:
- Balance impairments
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Cognitive deficits
- Swallowing or speech problems
- Scar Adhesions
- Radiation fibrosis
- Axillary web syndrome
SSM Cancer Care works with physical, speech and occupational therapist at SSM Physical Therapy, which has a program that caters to cancer patients. Learn more about SSM Physical Therapy's Cancer Rehabilitation program.