Mercy Oncology Rehab

This program helps cancer survivors get back on their feet, both physically and mentally. For a cancer patient, treatment may cause pain, fatigue and disability. Through our cancer rehab program, Mercy helps a patient heal by improving his or her physical, emotional and spiritual outlook.

Your Cancer Rehab Team

The journey through cancer treatment can be a tough one. Whether you've just been diagnosed, have already completed treatment or are somewhere in between, Mercy Oncology Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program can help improve your physical, emotional and spiritual outlook. Our proven program helps patients heal.

This is the most comprehensive program in the St. Louis area. It includes clinicians and specialists from many different areas to help ease the effects of cancer treatment and improve the way you feel and live.

Rehabilitation Plans

We'll work with you to develop a cancer rehabilitation plan to help you heal. The specifics of your plan will depend on your individual goals and may include focusing on increasing strength and energy, managing pain, improving functionality for daily living and improving quality of life.

Our team specializes in addressing these conditions:

  • Balance and gait problems
  • Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
  • Cognitive issues (difficulty processing information)
  • Emotional distress
  • Headaches
  • Inability to perform daily living activities
  • Limited movement of extremities
  • Lymphedema, including post-operative edema
  • Musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain
  • Post-mastectomy pain syndrome
  • Radiation fibrosis syndrome
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep problems
  • Speech/language disorders
  • Swallowing issues
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Weight loss and problems with taste, appetite, constipation and diarrhea

Cancer Therapy Services

Therapy may include:

  • Customized exercise programs to improve strength, mobility and endurance
  • Energy conservation training
  • ADL (self-care) training
  • Certified lymphedema specialists apply edema care
  • Patient and family education
  • Referrals to social worker or other services as needed

We also offer services to promote healing and well-being including:

  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Healing touch
  • Guided imagery
  • Reflexology

Integrative Therapy Services can be found at:

Resources & Tools

Now Enrolling
Lymphedema Study

Mercy Research is conducting a study on early detection and intervention of early stage breast cancer-related lymphedema.

Learn more.