Most patients after cancer treatment need rehabilitation in order to return to their normal lives and improve their health. Cancer rehabilitation often takes place at the same clinic where you received cancer care, but this is not necessary because you can also go to another Cancer Center. You are welcome to use the Booking Health service if you want to select a clinic that offers the services of good specialists in cancer rehabilitation. On our website, you will find world-class hospitals, see prices, and compare the cost of medical services at different medical centers.
- Why is rehabilitation necessary?
- What is the process of rehabilitation?
- Where to undergo rehabilitation?
Why is rehabilitation necessary?
After cancer recovery and in the intermediate stages between different types of cancer treatment, patients may feel unwell psychologically and physically. They often have impaired metabolism, reduced physical activity, and impaired working capacity. Some people cannot return not only to work but also lose their self-care skills and need care.
Tumor removal surgery often causes the development of functional defects. For example, a person may have a urostomy or a colostomy, no stomach, larynx, etc. In this case, rehabilitation is required to adapt to the existing temporary or permanent deficiency, learn how to care for the stoma, eat properly, breathe, use a voice prosthesis, etc.
As a result, oncology rehabilitation is always aimed at restoring the patient's quality of life. Most people, after undergoing it, restore their self-care skills, and many of them return to work and an active social life. Studies also show that high-quality physical rehabilitation, which begins at the hospital and continues at home, not only improves the quality of life but also increases the survival rate of cancer patients.
What is the process of rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation varies from patient to patient because of differences in oncological diseases, severity of cancer, treatment methods used, age of patients, remaining functional defects, etc.
Rehabilitation can take place on an outpatient or inpatient basis. Different countries use different approaches. For example, in Germany, most people spend 3 weeks in an inpatient facility for rehabilitation and training, while in the Nordic countries, outpatient recovery with daily visits to a rehabilitation center is preferred.
In all cases, rehabilitation treatment is provided by an interdisciplinary team. Your health will be in the safe hands of highly specialized doctors, cancer rehabilitation specialists, physiotherapists, physical therapy instructors, psycho-oncologists, and other specialists. Rehabilitation includes physical training, drug therapy, physiotherapy, psychological counseling, pedagogical activities, etc., depending on the patient's needs and his state of health.
Where to undergo rehabilitation?
You can undergo your rehabilitation at one of the Rehabilitation Centers abroad. You are welcome to use the Booking Health website, where you can find many hospitals that admit foreign patients for treatment. These are the world's leading medical centers, where you will definitely receive top-class services.
Please leave your request on the Booking Health website to receive a consultation. Our medical tourism specialist will advise you on the best medical facilities to undergo rehabilitation, taking into account your clinical case. The Booking Health specialists will help you arrange your trip abroad: we will contact the hospital administration, schedule an appointment for your preferred dates, book a hotel room and airline tickets, meet you at the airport, and take you to the Rehabilitation Center by car. After the completion of your medical care program, we will take care of your return transfer.
The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!