Monday 21 July 2014

Cancer Rehab Canada Celebrates First Birthday

Cancer Rehab Canada celebrates its first birthday in July 2014!

Helping Cancer Survivors to Feel Better, Stronger and Happier

On July 15, 2013 Cancer Rehab started blogging about ways that cancer survivors can feel better, stronger and happier. Over 45 blog posts and a year later, we have found participation in the online conversation about how to minimize survivors' disabilities to be an extremely rewarding experience.

Cancer Rehabilitation Benefits Optimal Recovery

We are still asking why cancer patients aren't routinely offered cancer rehabilitation services to help them return to normal life.

 These services are regularly provided for recovering cardiac patients and patients who had joint replacement surgery. Yet those people who have had cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgeries such as mastectomy, are often not receiving cancer rehabilitation service despite the growing scientific evidence that it is very beneficial in obtaining optimal recovery. Our 62 rehab clinics can offer assistance in minimizing the side effects of cancer and its treatment.

Cancer Survivors Often Suffer From Disabilities Associated With Cancer Treatments

Cancer survivors often suffer from the side effects of their diagnosis and related treatment. Their functional impairments may include persistent fatigue, radiation fibrosis, chemotherapy fog, lymphedema, frozen shoulder and pain. Many of these conditions can be improved with interventions from a rehabilitation professional with specialized training, such as a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or massage therapist.

According to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, there is estimated to be 1 million cancer survivors in Canada today, with that number expected to increase to over 2 million by 2020. Physical disability is a leading cause of distress in this population. It is critical that this population be appropriately screened and treated for their impairments, so that we minimize their disabilities and maximize their quality of life.

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How to Get Cancer Rehabilitation

Please contact one of our 62 Cancer Rehab locations across Canada. Links will direct to a Cancer Rehab provider in your area.

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