The Nationwide Tour returns to TPC Wakefield this week for the 2012 Rex Hospital Open. Over the past several years, the Rex Open has donated more than $6 million to support programs and services at the hospital. Funds raised from the 2012 Open will directly benefit Rex Cancer Care.
Fighting cancer can be the toughest battle a person can face in their lifetime. Cancer treatments often include some combination of surgery, radiation, and or chemotherapy. While these treatments are necessary for survival, they can frequently take a tremendous toll on the body. Following successful cancer treatment, survivors may continue to struggle with unwanted side effects. Lymphnode removal and radiation may result in lymphedema in the head, neck or extremities. Chemotherapy can contribute to persistent fatigue, decreased strength or memory issues. Soft tissue adhesions and range of motion loss can develop following surgery and radiation therapy.
While they can breathe a small sigh of relief that their cancer is resolved, survivors can sometimes struggle getting back to their previous lifestyle or occupation. Rex Cancer Rehabilitation was developed to facilitate cancer patients progress through recovery to their previous level of function. We provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy services specifically design to treat issues that arise from radiation, surgery, and other cancer treatments. Our therapists will provide you with extensive education and strategies to help optimize your recovery. So whether you are trying to get back to your job as a high school math teacher, shopping at the grocery store, or running a 5K, we can assist in your journey. Patients are encouraged to join the program at any point in their recovery.
Rex Cancer Rehabilitation is offered at our Raleigh and Wakefield locations. If you have further questions about our services, you can call (919)-784-4696 or visit us at rexhealth.com/cancer-care-rehab.