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Cancer Rehabilitation

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Learn more about our patient-focused cancer services and treatments. For information, call the Rush Copley Cancer Care Center at 630-978-6250.

Renew your strength and endurance during and after cancer treatment by taking advantage of rehabilitation services at Rush Copley Medical Center. You’ll get help improving your mood, quality of life and overall well-being.

Cancer Rehabilitation Services

Ask your doctor for a referral to cancer rehabilitation services. You’ll receive personalized recommendations for rehabilitation, which may include:

  • Exercise therapy – Helps you regain energy
  • Lymphedema therapy – Manages swelling that may follow breast cancer treatment
  • Massage and manual therapy – Eases muscle pain and helps you relax
  • Occupational therapy – Shows you ways to better complete everyday tasks at home, work or school, sometimes with the use of assistive devices
  • Physical therapy – Teaches techniques and exercises that help you move more easily
  • Speech-language therapy – Helps you speak and swallow better, especially if you experience cancer affecting your head, mouth or neck
  • Stomal services – Educate you on caring for your ostomy pouch and for the surgical opening created in the skin over your colon or bladder
  • Wound care – Treats sores caused by surgery or radiation and shows you how to tend to them at home

If you’d benefit from a prosthesis, or artificial body part, following surgical cancer treatment, ask us for help accessing prosthetic services.

Waterford Place

Cancer Support at Waterford Place

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, located adjacent to Rush Copley’s Aurora campus at 1310 Waterford Drive, provides services and support to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Waterford Place is a warm, welcoming environment where participants can connect with support services including mind-body classes, expressive therapies and informational programs along with a salon featuring an American Cancer Society® wig boutique. Programming focuses on the practical, from what to expect from treatment to how to balance practical concerns such as finances, working, health insurance as well as the emotional side of the disease. Regular lectures from clinical specialists and other health professionals help keep you informed on the latest research and treatment options, and on topics such as how to help caregivers and maintain relationships.