Rehabilitation & Recovery
Help for recovery and rehabilitation after breast cancer treatments to improve general health and well-being are available.
Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services provides dedicated
therapy and intervention after a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast
The Comprehensive Breast Care Services include specially trained
therapists who will assess, treat and help reduce possible side effects reduction
of swelling and to help you maintain proper mobility and range of motion
needed for daily living. The therapists are Lymphedema-Certified and
have had Breast Care Rehabilitation training and certification from nationally recognized
Early intervention can help reduce complications during the recovery
process as well as improve healing time. Our Rehabilitation team offers a
comprehensive program to provide you with the care and services you
need post-surgically in the hospital for positioning and education, at
home for continued support and in our outpatient clinics.
The team will work closely with your physician to determine your need
based on your specific surgery and upcoming follow-up care.
Survivorship & Support
Once active chemotherapy treatment has finished you will begin a follow-up routine for on-going monitoring and care. Patients are referred for a one-time appointment with a Cancer Survivorship Coordinator through Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan as soon as chemotherapy is complete. The visit will provide an opportunity to discuss next steps and you will receive an individualized care plan consisting of:
- Your treatment summary
- Your follow-up plan
- Lifestyle recommendations
- When to call with symptoms.
Our skilled and compassionate team at Home Health Services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week to meet short or long-term needs in home. In addition to nursing
care and rehabilitative care, we can assist with daily personal needs such as meal preparation,
bathing, housekeeping, errands and other essential tasks.
Ashley Mitchell, FNP, OCN
Cancer & Hematology Centers of West Michigan
Holland Hospital Rehabililtation Services