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Cancer Rehabilitation

The Department of Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Bayview brings together occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

We offer a comprehensive program for cancer patients during their treatment. It is our goal to maximize your quality of life and independence in function by providing an individualized treatment plan that focuses on your specific needs. We also provide education for family and caregivers. 

The Cancer Rehabilitation program treats:

  • Bladder and bowel incontinence, or pelvic pain
  • Decreased ability to perform daily activities
  • Decreased energy and fatigue
  • Decreased joint range of motion
  • Impaired cognition, concerns of patient safety
  • Impaired sleep
  • Impaired speech
  • Lymphedema (swelling)
  • Numbness in hands and feet
  • Osteoporosis or low bone density
  • Pain
  • Problems with balance
  • Problems with walking
  • Scarring
  • Swallowing problems
  • Weakness

We provide care for people with a variety of diagnoses, including:

  • Brain and spinal cord cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynecological and urogenital cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma

Our therapists provide:

  • Augmentative communication
  • Cognitive/safety assessment and intervention
  • Electro larynx therapy and training
  • Energy conservation and fatigue management
  • Fall prevention education
  • Improving balance
  • Improving strength, range of motion and flexibility
  • Lymphedema and edema management
  • Mobility retraining
  • Pain management
  • Retraining in how to complete your daily activities.
  • Splinting
  • Stress management and sleep training
  • Swallowing assessment and intervention

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