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Our cancer rehabilitation experts help restore quality of life before, during and after cancer treatment.
Cancer is a general term for more than 100 diseases caused by uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth and death. The four most common cancers affect the breasts, colon or rectum, lungs and prostate.
Lymphedema is the swelling of a body part (usually arms or legs). This can occur after cancer treatment, such as radiation or removal of lymph nodes.
STAR Program® certified sites address the unique health and quality-of-life issues of cancer survivors who are undergoing treatment or living with the side effects of cancer treatment. Read Marlene's story.
Nancy Hutchison, MD, explains to Minnesota Health Care News how physical medicine and rehabilitation makes a difference in patients' lives. Hutchison is the medical director of cancer rehabilitation at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. She works with therapists at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Courage Kenny Sports and Physical Therapy Centers.
Cancer rehabilitation & lymphedema program
We are with you throughout your cancer journey
Before you begin cancer treatment, rehabilitation can help you build strength and endurance. While you are undergoing treatment, it can help you maintain physical well-being and reduce discomfort. After treatment, it can help you regain function and strength.
At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, you receive comprehensive rehabilitation care options to address your unique needs at each stage of your treatment and survivorship.
These may include lymphedema, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, joint stiffness, weakness, cognitive problems, balance problems, and issues with communication, swallowing or eating.
In this article in Minnesota Physician, Nancy Hutchison, MD explains how cancer rehabilitation improves the life and health of cancer survivors.
Cancer care is much more than treating a disease.
This video covers cancer rehabilitation, one of the essential components of cancer care at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute.
Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH, medical director, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 06/01/2010
Last Reviewed: 05/01/2010