Penn's cancer rehabilitation program addresses the needs of cancer patients experiencing symptoms as a result of cancer or cancer treatment. These symptoms may include:
Cancer rehabilitation physicians are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the physical effects that may result from cancer and its treatment. These physicians work closely with other cancer specialists to provide you with comprehensive, integrated care.
Penn's cancer rehabilitation specialists are committed to providing you with the best possible care. Because we understand the personal aspects of dealing with cancer, we also focus on providing you and your family with the support you need throughout your care.
Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy services are provided by Good Shepherd Penn Partners; a partnership between Penn Medicine and the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides specialized long-term acute care and inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation throughout the Philadelphia region.
A fifteen-year cancer survivor, Perry Rothaus feels that not enough attention is given to caregivers, and he credits his wife, Judi, with his survival. Judi researched his type of cancer, decided on the Abramson Cancer Center for his care, and and accompanied him on every hospital visit. Having someone to rely on for support during treatments was very important to Perry and since he retired from his family business, he has dedicated time to volunteering at the Abramson Cancer Center. A long time cancer survivor, Perry enjoys walking around the until talking with cancer patients, and seeing people's faces change as they hear his survival story. They know he was once in their place.
Peter O'Dwyer, MD, professor of Hematology-Oncology and program director of Development Therapeutics in the Abramson Cancer Center, was interviewed on NBC10's 10! Show about Penn's work as part of the Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team... Read more