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Is Rehabilitation Right for You?

BY Kathy LaTour
PUBLISHED June 16, 2012

If you sense that you are still experiencing the effects of cancer treatment, whether it is a physical limitation, cognitive issue or fatigue, you may want to seek a referral to rehabilitation—regardless of how long it has been since treatment.

Any of the following conditions should be explored:

>?Pain

>?Fatigue

>?Deconditioning—the sense that you can’t do what you used to 

>?Reduced physical strength

>?Reduced range of motion in the joints

>?Shortness of breath 

>?Lack of balance while walking or standing

>?Difficulty swallowing

>?Difficulty chewing

>?Difficulty opening or closing your mouth

>?Lymphedema—swelling 

>?Peripheral neuropathy—tingling or loss of sensation in the fingers and toes

>?Inability to perform tasks that could be done prior to diagnosis

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