Cancer Care Program
Specialized care for the cancer patient, including post mastectomy care, lymphedema care, activities of daily living training and generalized strengthening to maximize functional potential following cancer treatment.
Eisenhower's staff of licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists and assistants have many years in the treatment of cancer patients who have developed weakness, decreased motion or inactivity as a result of their cancer treatment. We offer a specialized program of education and exercise for the post lumpectomy/axillary dissection patient, as well as the patient who has developed early or late onset lymphedema due to the removal of lymph nodes. Strengthening, range of motion and adaptive exercises are customized to meet individual needs. We also provide rehabilitation programs for patients whose ability to communicate and/or swallow has been affected by cancer.
The Cancer Care Program is offered in the Dolores Hope Building and Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center. Treatment is covered by most insurance providers. A physician's prescription with a diagnosis is required. An initial appointment can be made by calling or walking in to the department. If faxing the prescription, please include the patient's telephone number so that an appointment may be scheduled. Following the initial evaluation by a licensed therapist, additional appointments will be made based on medical necessity.