Cancer (Oncology)

Cancer Rehabilitation


Greenwich Hospital offers a full range of rehabilitation services to help cancer patients through all phases of cancer.

Whether newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment, cancer patients receive customized, comprehensive therapy provided by a specially trained team of professionals.

Helping you feel more like yourself again
Medications, surgery and other lifesaving treatments for cancer can take a harsh toll on the body. Cancer rehabilitation is designed to help improve the patient’s function and quality of life.

Cancer rehabilitation experts
Our team of trained professionals in physical and occupational therapy, exercise physiology, nutrition, speech, counseling and other disciplines have been certified by STAR® (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation). Dedicated to the well-being of cancer survivors, this nationwide program is the gold standard in cancer rehab for hospitals and comprehensive cancer centers.

Working with your physicians, Greenwich Hospital’s STAR team provides guidance, training and support during cancer treatments through your recovery to help you:

• Build strength and flexibility
• Improve range of motion
• Reduce pain
• Optimize nutrition
• Increase energy
• Enhance balance and endurance
• Improve speech, swallowing
• Increase peace of mind
• Manage lymphedema (swelling)

Lymphedema outpatient program
Often during breast cancer surgery, some or all of the lymph nodes under the arm may be removed. The build-up of lymph fluid may cause swelling of the arm, or lymphedema. As part of cancer rehabilitation at Greenwich Hospital, we offer lymphedema outpatient services. These services include Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). It combines bandaging, lymphatic drainage, and compression garment fitting to decrease swelling. Before starting lymphedema therapy, patients are asked to fill out a Lymphedema Quality of Life Questionnaire >>

Insurance
Insurance covers many aspects of these STAR cancer rehabilitation services.

Two locations
Services are available in our Physical Medicine Department facilities at Greenwich Hospital’s main campus, 5 Perryridge Road, and at our Stamford location at 2015 W. Main Street.

Information, Appointments
Call 203-863-4295 or email CancerRehabProgram@greenwichhospital.org

For Providers
To refer your patient to Greenwich Hospital’s Cancer Rehabilitation services, please fill out this form and have your patients call 203-863-4295 to schedule an appointment.

The STAR Program at Greenwich Hospital is supported by a gift from Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson.

For a complete list of rehabilitation resources offered at Greenwich Hospital, see the Physical Therapy section.

On the Road to Recovery: Cancer Rehabilitation Services. Listen to the podcast with Ron Ponchak, Director, Physical Medicine and Heather Studwell, Senior Occupational Therapist

CONTACT US

  • Main Hospital
  • 203-863-3000
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  • Bendheim Cancer Center/ Cohen Pavilion
  • Medical Oncology: 203-863-3700
  • Radiation Oncology: 203-863-3701
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  • Breast Center/ Cohen Pavilion
  • Appointments: 203-863-3031
  • General Questions: 203-863-4350
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  • Bendheim Cancer Center at Valley Drive
  • 203-869-2111
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  • Endoscopy Center
  • 203-863-3160
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  • Greenwich Hospital Diagnostic Center/ Stamford , CT
  • 203-863-2870 
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  • Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice
  • 203-863-3883
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