Cancer Rehab and
Wellness Center

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For program details or help with a referral, call 816.691.1795.

North Kansas City Hospital’s cancer rehabilitation services treat cancer-related side effects so you can regain your physical and emotional well-being. Rehab is available before, during and after cancer treatment.

Our Program

Many different specialists work together to create a plan that works for you.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Our physical and occupational therapists treat:

Speech and Language Pathology

Our speech and language therapists provide:

  • Therapy to reintroduce foods and liquids, with the help of a dietitian
  • Therapy to improve issues related to difficulty swallowing and chewing due to radiation
  • Thought and memory retraining, including chemo brain support
  • Voice retraining

Nutritional Consultation

Our dietitians can:

  • Evaluate your nutritional needs
  • Give guidance on foods that build your strength and prevent unplanned weight loss
  • Help you manage appetite changes and food tolerances
  • Provide feeding tube management

Ongoing Support

(no referral needed)

Our nurse navigators can:

  • Answer questions
  • Attend your on-campus doctors visits
  • Check in during your hospital stay
  • Follow you throughout your care
  • Provide education and guidance to you and your family.

We also have a genetic liaison and a clinical trial researcher.

Social Services

Our social workers help with:

  • Completing an advance directive and/or durable power of attorney
  • Coping strategies for emotional stressors
  • Insurance, disability, Medicaid, transportation and temporary lodging
  • Medication, nutritional, financial and medical equipment resources
  • Short-term counseling and/or referrals to psychologists, educational resources and support groups

Contact Us

You’ll need a referral from your doctor to join our cancer rehab program, unless otherwise stated. If you need help with a referral,
call 816.691.1795.

Learn more about cancer-related side effects or explore our rehabilitation therapy programs.

Bobby Eden fulfills a dream to skydive. At one point during his battle with cancer, he was confined to a wheelchair, too weak to walk. After working with Mary in the Cancer Rehab and Wellness Center, he's able to check this one off the bucket list.