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Oncology Wellness Program

Working together to heal the whole you

Female doctor consulting with a female patient

The HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Oncology Wellness Program assists those undergoing cancer treatments to improve their quality of care and quality of life from initial cancer diagnosis, through all stages of treatment, and after treatment is completed.  Studies have shown that exercise during and after cancer treatment is safe and results in improvements in physical function, activity level, and fatigue.

The program includes:

  • Pretreatment
  • Functional Assessment
  • Education on posture, skin care, lymphedema precautions (if appropriate) and medical guidelines for safe exercise.
  • Home Exercise Program to minimize the mobility and strength deficits that may arise from treatment and assist in reducing cancer-related fatigue.

What symptoms can Oncology Wellness help?

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Tiredness (fatigue)
  • Neck and Shoulder Problems
  • Balance and Walking Difficulties
  • Memory and Concentration Issues
  • Swallowing and Speech Problems
  • Swelling (lymphedema)
  • Difficulties with Activities of Daily Living (self-care, functions at home)
  • Scar Tenderness/Tightness
  • Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical/Radiation/Chemo Range of Motion and Mobility Deficits
  • Bowel/Bladder Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Chemo-Induced Neuropathy
  • Durable Medical Equipment Assessment and Recommendations
Woman receiving assistance from physical therapist

Rehabilitation

  • Evaluation by physical, occupational, or speech therapy to treat deficits from cancer treatment or surgeries.  
  • Home Exercise Program instruction within medical guidelines designed to combat cancer-related fatigue, pain and weakness and allow you to maintain independence with your daily activities.
  • Evaluation by physical, occupational, or speech therapy to reduce and limit any long-term effects that may arise and affect your physical function and empower you to be as active as possible after your treatment.

Program referrals

In order to have Oncology Wellness services, a physician’s referral is required, typically from your family practitioner, oncologist, or surgeon.  St. Elizabeth’s accepts most insurances and your insurance benefits can be checked before your evaluation.

Four convenient locations

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
3 St. Elizabeth’s Boulevard, Suite 3700 | O’Fallon, IL 62269|
618-607-5103  |  Fax: 618-641-5814

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Cancer Care Center
301 Regency Park Drive | O'Fallon, IL 62269
618-607-5545

Belleville Health Center
180 S. Third St., Suite 30 |  Belleville, IL 62220
618-234-9152  |  Fax: 615-222-4661

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Plaza
739 N. Jefferson Street  |  Mascoutah, IL 62258
618-566-4900  |  Fax: 618-566-4257