Mission Hope Cancer Center

Mission Hope Cancer Rehabilitation Program

A Continuum of Care for Functional Health

rehabThe effects of the disease and corresponding treatments can create complex medical issues. Cancer survivors can benefit from an integrated rehabilitation program to help them return to their greatest level of ability.

Cancer Rehabilitation provides treatment that goes beyond medical and surgical treatment options, addressing each patient’s functional needs. The greatest outcomes are possible when rehabilitation is a part of a patient’s full recovery, from the very start and throughout the entire continuum of care. However, Mission Hope Cancer Rehabilitation is able to create a program for any cancer patient or survivor in need that will improve their quality of life.

Purpose of the New Mission Hope Cancer Rehabilitation Program:
• To promote increased functional capacity for cancer patients
during and following treatment
• To provide complete health and fitness assessments, individualized
exercise prescriptions, and one-on-one rehabilitative exercise sessions
with a trained cancer exercise specialist

Program Components:
• Medical and cancer histories
• Physical therapy examination
• Fitness assessment
• Development of individualized exercise and dietary prescriptions
• Individualized exercise intervention programs supervised
by cancer exercise specialists
• Follow-up assessment by physical therapist

Benefits of the Cancer Rehabilitation Program
• The exercise program tailored for each individual will maximize the time spent and help attain the goals set during the assessment

• The program will give each participant the knowledge and motivation to continue the exercise routine for a lifetime

• The group class setting allows participants to exercise in an environment that fosters building relationships. Many people benefit from sharing experiences with others who are going through similar situations in their cancer journey.

Expected Outcomes
• Restore range of motion and flexibility
• Combat cancer-related fatigue
• Work toward a healthy weight
• Help regulate blood glucose levels
• Limit atrophy (muscle wasting)
• Improve balance to prevent falls
• Gain confidence to continue the lifestyle changes
• Gather sound nutritional information relating to your progress in treatment and survivorship
• Social interaction with other survivors