Kent Hospital STAR Oncology Rehab Services - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the STAR Program?
A. STAR Program certified hospitals and cancer centers offer unique health and quality-of-life rehabilitation services to cancer survivors who are undergoing treatment or living with its aftermath.
Q. Who should be referred to the STAR Program?
A. Anyone who is undergoing cancer treatment, has recently completed cancer treatment, or who is living with unresolved problems from cancer treatment such as musculoskeletal pain, decreased endurance and strength, balance problems, fatigue, etc.
Q. Why would I come to the Cancer Rehabilitation Program?
A. This is for patients who want to work hard to do more on their own. Our goal is to help you live your life as you did before you came to the hospital. Whether you are newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment, if you want to increase your independence and continue working on your rehab goals, then the Cancer Rehabilitation Program may be right for you!
Q. What kind of therapy will I receive?
A. You will receive physical therapy and occupational therapy. We also have other services, such as rehabilitation psychology and speech-language pathology, if you need them.
Q. Why do I need to see a physical therapist?
A. A physical therapist will help you address feeling tired, feeling weak, having pain and having bad balance.
Q. Why do I need to see an occupational therapist?
A. An occupational therapist will address doing daily activities like dressing/grooming/ bathing, increasing your fine motor skills, saving your energy, and improving memory and sight.
Q. What type of diagnoses do you see?
A. We see a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to:
- Prostate cancer.
- Lung cancer.
- Breast cancer.
- Spine and brain tumors.
- Head and neck cancer.
- Bladder cancer.
- Colon and rectal cancer.
If you have any additional questions, please call (401) 736-3737 and we will be happy to assist you.