The Crucial Role of Cancer Rehabilitation in Palliative Care

By Cheryl Guarna | September 22, 2023

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for patients and their families facing serious illnesses, such as cancer. The focus shifts from curative treatments to providing comfort, pain management, emotional support, and enhancing overall well-being. Within the realm of palliative care, cancer rehabilitation plays a pivotal role in ensuring patients experience the highest…

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What is Cancer Rehabilitation?

By Cheryl Guarna | August 24, 2023

Cancer, a relentless adversary that affects millions worldwide, often leaves survivors grappling with physical, emotional, and functional challenges. While the primary goal of cancer treatment is to eradicate the disease, the journey doesn’t end there. Post-treatment, survivors may experience a range of debilitating side effects, impairments, and diminished quality of life. This is where cancer…

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Understanding the Effects of Radiation on Cancer Patients

By Cheryl Guarna | August 11, 2023

Radiation therapy is a common treatment option for various types of cancer.  These side effects may include fatigue, pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. In this blog post, we will delve into the potential side effects of radiation therapy and how physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing these challenges. Radiation therapy…

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The Role of Physical Therapy in Radiation Therapy

By Cheryl Guarna | August 7, 2023

Radiation therapy is a common treatment option for various types of cancer, and while it targets cancerous cells, it can also affect surrounding healthy tissues, leading to side effects and complications. Physical therapy can play an essential role in the management and recovery of individuals undergoing cancer radiation therapy. Physical therapy for cancer radiation therapy…

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Duke Study Finds Exercise Helps with Treating Breast Cancer

By Cheryl Guarna | August 7, 2023

A Duke University study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute used mice to find that exercise doubles blood flow and oxygen to tumors, which Dr. Mark Dewhirst, a Duke cancer researcher, says is a good thing.  Read the full article here:

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Exercise Safety for Metastatic Cancer Patients: Research and Insights

By Cheryl Guarna | July 21, 2023

Living with metastatic cancer is undoubtedly a challenging journey for patients and their families. However, amidst the struggles, there lies a powerful ally that can positively impact physical, emotional, and psychological well-being: exercise.  In recent years, there has been growing evidence suggesting that exercise can have significant benefits for individuals living with metastatic cancer. However,…

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The Role of Cancer Rehab and Physical Therapy in Supporting Metastatic Cancer Patients: Evidence-Based Approach for Enhanced Well-being

By Cheryl Guarna | July 2, 2023

Receiving a metastatic cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and life-altering. While the primary focus of treatment is managing the disease, the role of exercise in supporting overall health and well-being cannot be understated. Physical activity, tailored to individual capabilities and guided by medical professionals, has shown numerous benefits for cancer patients, including those with metastatic…

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Cancer Patients: Enhancing Recovery and Quality of Life

By Cheryl Guarna | May 26, 2023

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. While medical treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery are vital in fighting cancer, there is another powerful ally that can significantly contribute to a patient’s recovery: physical therapy. Physical therapy can play a beneficial role in the treatment and management of cancer. As…

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Unveiling the Power of Exercise for Lymphedema Management: Latest Research and Evidence-Based Benefits

By Cheryl Guarna | April 21, 2023

As a physical therapist, I understand the importance of exercise in promoting overall health and well-being. Being a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) I am committed to providing evidence-based lymphedema treatment to my lymphedema patients. In recent years, there has been growing interest and research in the role of exercise in managing lymphedema. Lymphedema is a…

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The Benefits of Exercise for Patients with Lymphedema

By Cheryl Guarna | April 8, 2023

Lymphedema is a condition where there is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissues of the body, leading to swelling and discomfort. This condition is usually caused by damage to the lymphatic system, which is responsible for draining excess fluid from the body. Lymphedema can affect any part of the body, but it is…

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We’re Moving! NEW Location in Lansdowne, VA

By Cheryl Guarna | February 13, 2023

I am excited to announce that Oncology Rehab & Wellness will be moving to a NEW nearby location in Lansdowne in February 2023!

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4 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special During Cancer Treatment

By Cheryl Guarna | February 6, 2023

If your loved one is journeying through a cancer diagnosis, Valentine’s Day may very well be spent in the hospital, a rehab center, or at home. But never fear. There are several beautiful things you can do to show your loved one the care and support they need on Valentine’s Day.

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