What is cancer rehabilitation?
Cancer rehabilitation is very similar to other forms of rehabilitation after a serious illness or injury. Services should include consultations with appropriate board-certified or licensed clinicians in rehabilitation medicine, including physiatrists (doctors who specialize in rehabilitation medicine), rehabilitation nurses, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
What impairments can be addressed through cancer rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation professionals can help you with a wide variety of treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including pain, weakness, fatigue, shoulder problems, balance and gait problems, memory and concentration issues, swallowing and speech problems, and lymphedema.
Am I candidate for cancer rehabilitation?
If you have any problems that you didn’t have before your cancer diagnosis, especially if they interfere with your ability to function or your quality of life, you are a candidate for cancer rehabilitation.
Will my insurance cover cancer rehabilitation?
Most Centegra STAR Program® services are reimbursable by health insurance carriers. Check your insurance plan for specific rehabilitation benefits, including co-pays and deductibles.
How can I receive more information about the Centegra STAR Program®?
For appointments or additional information about the Centegra STAR Program®, call (815) 759-4870. A physician’s referral is required.