cancer rehabilitation program

Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Mission Hope Arroyo Grande

You can reduce the chance of cancer recurrence and improve many of the known side effects of cancer-related treatments through the implementation of a safe, consistent, and progressive rehabilitation program. Recent research has shown a 15% reduction in all-cause mortalities and 21% lower risk breast cancer mortality following dedication to lifestyle changes in nutrition and exercise. The Cancer Rehabilitation Program is a structured and personalized 12-week exercise and nutrition program that helps each patient safely implement healthy lifestyle behaviors into their daily routine. The program is a collaboration between doctors, physical therapists, nurses, registered dietitians, counselors and certified cancer exercise trainers.


  • Each patient meets with a certified cancer exercise specialist for an exercise assessment
  • Patients attend at least one individual exercise session with a cancer exercise trainer in the wellness center per week in addition to one group session per week
  • Each patient has a nutrition consultation and access to a registered dietitian throughout the program
  • Patients have two physical therapy evaluations to identify areas of focus and assess areas of improvement to further exercise goals


  • Reduces depression, increases self-worth, and provides confidence to continue lifestyle changes for a lifetime
  • Normalizes insulin levels and improves the circulation of immune cells in the blood which lowers the risk of recurrence
  • Provides motivation and reduces treatment symptoms such as fatigue
  • Restores flexibility, strength, range of motion, and endurance
  • Improves balance to prevent falls and minimizes the effects of immobility

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