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Rehabilitation for Cancer Patients: Restoring Health and Wellness

Rehabilitation is a crucial part of cancer treatment, helping patients regain strength, mobility, and independence. Cancer and its treatments can often leave patients feeling weak and fatigued, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks. However, with the help of a comprehensive rehabilitation program, patients can regain their physical, emotional, and social well-being

Types of Rehabilitation:

There are several types of rehabilitation that can benefit cancer patients, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and psychotherapy. Physical therapy helps patients regain strength and mobility, while occupational therapy focuses on helping patients perform activities of daily living. Speech therapy can help patients regain speech and language skills, while psychotherapy can help patients cope with emotional and psychological issues related to cancer.

Benefits of Rehabilitation:

  • It can offer a multitude of benefits for cancer patients. It can help improve physical strength and flexibility, reduce pain and fatigue, and enhance overall quality of life.
  • It can also help patients manage symptoms related to cancer treatment, such as lymphedema, neuropathy, and difficulty swallowing.

Rehabilitation at MGM Cancer Institute:

We offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program that is tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Our team of experienced rehabilitation specialists includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and psychotherapists who work together to develop a personalized rehabilitation plan for each patient. Our program includes a wide range of therapies and techniques, including exercise, manual therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Swasam Cancer Support Group: In addition to our rehabilitation program, we also offer Swasam, a cancer support group that helps patients connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Swasam provides a safe and supportive environment for patients to share their feelings, concerns, and experiences. We also welcome volunteers who want to host relaxing and mindful activity-based sessions for our group.

Rehabilitation is an essential part of cancer care, helping patients regain physical, emotional, and social well-being. At MGM Cancer Institute, we offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program that is tailored to each patient’s unique needs, as well as a cancer support group that provides a safe and supportive community for patients. With the help of our experienced team, cancer patients can restore their health and wellness and improve their overall quality of life. Speak with one of our rehabilitation experts. Call us today at +91 44 4251 5151 to schedule an appointment.


Written by,

Dr M A Raja
Senior Consultant – Medical Oncology.
Director of Oncology Services Chairman, Medical Advisory Board

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