The STAR Program® (Survivorship Training And Rehab) is a
nationally recognized cancer survivorship program that focuses on
improving the lives of cancer survivors who suffer from side effects caused by
cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed, or you are currently going
through treatment(s), or you have gone years as a cancer survivor. This Program provides you with coordinated
cancer rehabilitation supported by a team of specially trained STAR Certified™
clinicians and providers. As a STAR Program® patient, you will receive
individualized, comprehensive cancer rehabilitation treatment to improve the
symptoms affecting your daily functioning and quality of life.
Cancer rehabilitation is similar to other forms of rehabilitation after a serious
illness or injury. Services include consultations with appropriate
board-certified or licensed clinicians in rehabilitation medicine, including
doctors specializing in rehabilitation (physiatrists); physical, occupation, and
speech therapists; nurses; dietitians; and social workers.
Rehabilitation professionals can help you with a wide variety of
treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including pain, weakness,
fatigue, shoulder problems, balance and gait problems, memory and concentration
issues, swallowing and speech problems, and lymphedema.
If you have any problems that you didn’t have before your diagnosis, especially
if they interfere with your ability to function or your quality of life, you
could be a
candidate for the STAR program.
Your cancer rehabilitation plan depends on individualized goals that focus on
increasing strength and energy, managing pain, and improving your functioning
and quality of life. Most cancer rehabilitation services in the STAR
program are reimbursed by health insurance providers. Check your insurance
plan for specific rehabilitation benefits. You will need a referral by your
For more information about the Survivorship Training And Rehab (STAR) Program for
oncology patients, please contact Denise Pfeiffer, STAR Program Navigator at
To learn more about this program,
please go to www.oncrehab.com website.
Please click here to view the STAR Brochure.
For a more detailed list of the kind of potential side effects that the STAR
program addresses, please click here to view the list.