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During cancer treatment and recovery, patients may need help with different aspects of functioning. Health professionals who specialize in rehabilitation can help children improve skills and abilities to promote independence in daily living and quality of life.
Rehabilitation therapy can assist in a variety of ways including:
Specialty areas in rehabilitation include:
Many hospitals and treatment centers offer rehabilitation services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Rehabilitation specialists are also available in the local community through hospitals, clinics, and schools. Care teams can help patients and families identify services that meet their specific needs.
Reviewed: June 2018