We use these procedures and therapies to restore look and function.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Breast reconstruction is considered for virtually all women who undergo mastectomies or other large removals of breast tissue. Members of our plastic surgery team work closely with individuals to be sure their restorative care is a seamless part of their cancer treatment.
Treatment of cancers of the head and neck can leave scars and voids that alter a person’s appearance. Our plastic surgery team members are an important part of our patients’ overall care, helping restore their well-being.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Expert physical therapists and occupational therapists specialize in working with patients recovering from cancer. Our physical therapists include specialists in prosthetic rehabilitation and lymphedema therapy. Our occupational therapists specialize in functioning with prosthetic devices, facial rehabilitation, feeding and swallowing, and environmental modifications.
Our team uses a full spectrum of treatment options to care for this relatively common side effect of breast cancer treatment. Our team’s surgical specialist is one of a handful in the country using an innovative super-microsurgery technique for lymphedema reconstruction.
Our trained pulmonary therapists help improve quality of life, reduce hospitalizations, and promote healthy behaviors like quitting smoking. They work closely with the lung cancer team to promote return to healthy activity levels following treatment.
Sometimes cancer in the eye requires an eye to be removed to prevent the cancer from spreading to the brain or other organs. Our ocular prosthetic service provides patients with a custom-made artificial eye that matches their natural eye and restores their appearance.
Speech and Swallowing Therapy
Speech-language pathologists assist patients who are experiencing difficulty with communication and swallowing as a result of having cancer, especially those individuals who have head and neck cancer. Their services include developing exercises to maximize movement and airflow during speech, teaching communication strategies for when a patient’s voice box is removed, creating individualized swallowing exercise programs, and recommending the types of foods and liquids to safely consume.
Behavioral Oncology Clinic
Cancer takes a toll on both your mind and your body. It affects you and your loved ones. Because everyone reacts to the stresses of cancer in different ways, this service focuses on symptoms including stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional strains.