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STAR ProgramOncology Rehabilitation for Cancer Survivors

Sarasota Memorial offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program to help cancer survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or other cancer therapy. 

Participants’ care teams comprise oncology-trained physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as an oncology nurse navigator. This multi-disciplinary team can help patients manage a variety of cancer treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including pain, weakness, cognitive impairment or other issues that often follow cancer treatment.

The evidence-based, custom rehabilitation treatments focus on improving not only symptoms, but also personal wellness and quality of life through nutrition, exercise, relaxation, education and other wellness services. For more information, call 941-917-7827.

Oncology Rehabilitation Locations

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour
1040 River Heritage Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34212
941-917-6440

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at University Parkway
5350 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-917-1234

Sarasota Memorial
Rehabilitation Pavilion and
Sarasota Memorial Hospital

1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
941-917-6574

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Clark Road / HealthFit
5880 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238
941-917-5111 / 841-917-7000

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center and ER at North Port
2345 Bobcat Village Center Rd.
North Port, FL 34288
941-257-2800

Oncology Rehab addresses cancer therapy-related conditions, such as:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder pain or problems
  • Lymphedema
  • Balance and gait
  • Memory and concentration issues
  • Swallowing and speech problems

We also offer the following wellness services:

  • Nutritional counseling and lifestyle coaching
  • Individualized exercise prescriptions
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Pilates
  • Oncology massage
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Oncology nurse navigators 

Oncology-specific Exercise Classes

Sarasota Memorial’s medically integrated fitness center, HealthFit, also offers oncology-specific yoga, meditation, Tai Chi and Recovery Exercise group fitness classes that are designed for cancer survivors and their caregivers. These classes are open to the public, not just HealthFit members or SMH Oncology Rehab patients. For class details, call 941-917-7000.