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Cancer Rehabilitation

The Johns Hopkins Cancer Rehabilitation Program aims to help cancer patients overcome the effects of cancer and treatment on daily function and quality of life. Whether you are newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment, our team can create a custom rehabilitation plan to address your symptoms and daily challenges.

We offer several convenient locations in Baltimore, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Our therapists and physicians are also available in several community clinics and hospitals in Maryland and at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Cancer Rehabilitation: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

 cancer=Physical therapists like Laurie Fitz (left) work closely with rehabilitation physicians like Robert Mayer, M.D. (right).
  • Our multidisciplinary team includes rehabilitation physicians, therapists and psychologists experienced in working with cancer patients and their families.
  • We use innovative, noninvasive technologies that allow us diagnose and treat lymphedema (swelling) in early stages, address speech and swallowing difficulties and help you regain strength and mobility to the highest degree possible.
  • Thanks to our close partnership with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, we can provide seamless transition from treatment to rehabilitation for patients with breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, head and neck cancer, leukemia and many other oncologic conditions.

Request An Appointment

All patients can schedule by phone. Patients with MyChart accounts can schedule appointments with rehabilitation therapists and physicians through MyChart.

Cancer-Related Symptoms and Conditions We Help You Manage

  • Cognitive difficulties, including problems with memory, concentration, attention, learning new skills and concerns of patient safety
  • Physical difficulties, including decline in balance, difficulty walking, poor endurance, muscle spasms, weakness, fatigue, or adjustment to wearing a prosthetic
  • Emotional effects of cancer, including stress and anxiety
  • Uncomfortable sensations, including pain, joint stiffness and reduced range of motion, and numbness in hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy)
  • Bowel and bladder issues
  • Radiation fibrosis: thickening of connective tissue
  • Lymphedema and edema
  • Scar tissue restriction following surgery
  • Swallowing disorders and voice/speech difficulties
  • ​​​​​​​Osteoporosis (low bone density)
  • Impaired sleep

Our Comprehensive Approach to Cancer Rehabilitation

It takes expertise and experience of several specialists to address all of your cancer-related symptoms and challenges. Our goal is to help you stay active and maintain the best quality of life possible before, during and years after chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and other cancer treatments.

Gym at the Skip Viragh building Photo credit: Erick Ferris / WMAR-2 News

Our Physicians

Find a Cancer Rehabilitation Therapist

Schedule an appointment with one of our cancer rehabilitation therapists to create a plan that can help manage the effects of your cancer treatment.

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