Navigation Links
Unique Cancer Rehabilitation Program Launched To Improve Cancer Care

Cancer patients being treated at St. John's Rehab Hospital can now benefit from the innovative rehabilitation program// that would enable them rebuild their lives following major cancer surgery.

The cancer rehabilitation program launched in conjunction with the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre includes a short stay and a cancer rehab program at St. John's. This unique service would ensure that enough beds are available at Sunnybrook for post-operative care of cancer patients.

A pilot program initiated last year had admitted 19 cancer patients, all of whom had undergone major surgery for removal of stomach and gastrointestinal cancer. Most of the patients were over 70 years of age.

Discharging of cancer patients directly from the hospital following cancer surgery often results in depression as the patients are unable to cope with the physical and emotional trauma.

A specialized cancer rehab program can help them overcome these problems, enabling optimal recovery and quality medical care. Additionally, it would enable them to lead a competent social life. The distinct advantage of this health care program is the reduced cost.

Although the impact of program on the waiting list is not known at the present, it is hoped that the continued provision of cancer services would benefit the cancer patients and improve their quality of life.

'Rehab is one of those areas we don't pay a lot of attention to — getting people back into shape. It's a great step forward for St. John's and very good partnership for Sunnybrook. It's certainly a progressive step for a rehab facility to be taking on cancer patients like this,' remarked Terry Sullivan, president and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Christmas, Carols And Unique Indian Christianity
2. Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester
3. Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester
4. A Unique Train To Spread Awareness About AIDS
5. A Unique Technique To Visualize How The heart functions Developed
6. Orissa Boy Invents Unique Communication Device For Paralysed
7. Dermatologists Provide Unique Evidence of Possible Cause of Rare Skin Condition
8. Unique Tomatoes Tops In Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
9. Unique Savings Scheme Aids Sex Workers
10. Australian City Fights Global Warming in a Unique Way
11. Unique Models Help Teach Nanoscience to the Blind
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that due ... Texas, they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting parts ... new jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in treating ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... after surgery as possible. With this in mind, SIGVARIS has created a new ... blood clot) during bed rest and provide the benefits of graduated compression when ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Francisco, California (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... coaches, has raised an $18M Series B led by Canvas Ventures . Other ... the capital to scale its mobile platform to serve more consumers who are managing ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The Dianne ... offices headquartered in Hamilton County, is embarking on a charity drive with the ... finding new homes for orphaned or neglected senior dogs in the Cincinnati region, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... firm with offices that serve communities in and around the greater Phoenix metropolitan ... the Homeless Youth Connection. , The mission of the Homeless Youth Connection is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 KEY FINDINGS The ... in 2017-2023. Various reasons for growth of the medical ... incidences of chronic diseases, high recovery cost of injuries ... Medical lifting sling refers to an assistive device ... These slings connect to the lift and hold the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 Allergy Diagnostics Market: ... and tests that are used to determine the ... milk, or drugs etc. in the samples by ... immune system. The report on global allergy diagnostics ... the market. The report consists of an executive ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec 8, 2016 Research and Markets has ... and Trends - Adhesion Type, Application, Usability - Forecast to 2025" ... , ... Electrodes Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around ... the market is witnessing include advancements in extracellular microelectrode arrays and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: