If you’ve gone through cancer treatment, we understand that the experience has changed you as a person. You may have physical, emotional, and social issues that are affecting your quality of life.
At the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, our Cancer Rehabilitation Program can improve your function, reduce your pain, and improve your overall well-being following cancer treatment. We do this by helping you:
- Enhance your physical fitness, including muscle strength, endurance, stamina, and cardiovascular fitness
- Improve your bowel and bladder function
- Build your nutritional health and understanding
- Minimize pain or discomfort
- Prevent future hospitalizations
Your cancer rehabilitation team is led by a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, called a physiatrist. Your rehabilitation team works with your primary care doctor, oncologist, and other specialists to give you complete care. Your team may also include a:
- Case manager
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Psychologist or psychiatrist
- Recreational therapist
- Rehabilitation nurse
- Social worker
- Vocational (career) counselor
Why Choose UHealth?
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center: the only designated Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida. The best potential outcomes. The likelihood of a patient surviving cancer after five years at a Dedicated Cancer Center is 17 percent higher than at other hospitals.
World-class care in an academic health center. As a research and teaching institution, we treat children and adults with proven, leading-edge procedures based on clinical studies performed at the Miller School of Medicine. Our doctors, residents, nurses, and therapists work together to improve health care.