One of the first of its kind in the country, the Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Allied Services helps patients and their caregivers to maximize ability and independence and minimize many of the complications associated with cancer and its treatment.

Rehabilitation services can help cancer survivors reduce fatigue, increase vigor and strength, improve mood, and boost the immune system. The goal is to return patients to their previous level of functioning or the highest level of function possible.

Conditions Treated

The Cancer Program helps patients and caregivers to maximize their ability and independence and minimize many of the complications associated with cancer and its treatment. Specialized services are available for disorders caused by specific types of cancer. We treat the following cancer-related conditions and side effects:

  • Shoulder pain, weakness or stiffness after breast or lung surgery
  • Pain or difficulty moving caused by bone tumors
  • Swelling of arms after breast cancer
  • Weakness, loss of balance, decreased memory and impaired speech due to brain tumors
  • Paralysis from spinal cord tumors
  • Balance disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • Impaired mobility
  • Speech or swallowing disorders after neck or throat surgery
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Lymphedema
  • Deconditioning / weakness
  • Nutritional concerns
  • Depression
  • Paralysis
  • Dysphagia
  • Speech and swallowing disorders

Specialty Services

  • Activities of daily living (ADL) in an apartment setting
  • Interdisciplinary pain management
  • Assistive devices
  • Mobility evaluation and training
  • Bowel & bladder management
  • Nutrition
  • Community reintegration
  • Psychological support services
  • Gait evaluation and training
  • Speech pathology
  • Home evaluation
  • Video fluoroscopy (swallow studies)

Admissions and Referrals

Patients are admitted to the cancer rehabilitation program at Allied rehab when they are medically stable and determined appropriate for a rehabilitation program. Referrals may be made by a private physician, general hospital, family member, or those who have been injured themselves. To initiate a referral or for additional information, please call (570) 826-3800 (Wilkes-Barre) or (570) 348-1359 (Scranton).