Cancer rehabilitation in Kansas City

The cancer rehabilitation (rehab) program at HCA Midwest Health is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program providing outpatient rehab to all patients and survivors in our care affected by cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed or in remission.

Our goal is to improve your daily function and quality of life. To do this, our skilled cancer rehab therapists create customized programs to address a wide range of symptoms for all types of cancer.

Our cancer rehab locations:

Belton Regional Medical Center
1302 East North Avenue, Belton, MO 64012
(816) 348-1203

Centerpoint Medical Center
19550 East 39th St S #425, Independence, MO 64057
(816) 698-8846

Lafayette Regional Health Center
2108 Main St, Lexington, MO 64067
(660) 259-4448

Menorah Medical Center
5525 W 119th St, Suite 220, Overland Park, KS 66209
(913) 498-6990

Overland Park Regional Medical Center
12200 W 106th St., Overland Park, KS 66215
(913) 541-5001

Research Medical Center
6675 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 276-7584

What to expect from cancer rehab

Our cancer rehab program requires a physician's order. During your first appointment, a rehab therapist will evaluate your physical abilities and challenges. You will also have an opportunity to address your concerns and work with us to establish goals and create a personalized rehab plan. Throughout cancer rehab, you will work with our rehab therapists to achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.

Our therapists are compassionate and understand the unique challenges of complicated treatment schedules. They will work with you to tailor a personalized rehab plan.

Cancer-focused rehab therapies

Our cancer-focused rehab team offers one-on-one Physical, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology sessions to help our patients achieve their goals while providing support and education to their caregivers. Our individualized rehab plans may involve a range of specialized therapies. Here are examples of what each therapy treats:

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy:

Speech-Language Pathology

Improves physical functioning by improving:

Improves fine motor skills and ability to perform activities of daily living by improving:

Improves cognition, communication and safety by improving:

  • Dizziness
  • Endurance
  • Fatigue
  • Balance
  • Pain
  • Range of motion
  • Sensation changes
  • Soft tissue mobility
  • Strength
  • Walking
  • Weakness
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Household duties
  • Mobility
  • Range of motion
  • Safety
  • Sensation changes
  • Strength
  • Wheelchair fitting
  • “Chemobrain”
  • Memory
  • Problem-solving
  • Reasoning
  • Swallowing
  • Voice concerns

Pelvic Floor (may be PT or OT)

Lymphedema (May be PT or OT)

Normalizes bladder, bowel and sexual function, improving:

Reduces lymphatic swelling through:

  • Constipation
  • Pain
  • Incontinence
  • Tightness
  • Compression garments
  • Exercise
  • Pumping
  • Wrapping

Comprehensive cancer wellness

The cancer wellness program provides tools and resources to support overall well-being. A key goal is to provide a personalized functional exercise plan to meet you where you are. Functional exercise will help maintain your activities of daily living. It also helps fight fatigue and enhance quality of life. Wellness can provide community and virtual resources for specific guidance. These may include yoga, surgery recovery, palliative care, and support resources.

Our cancer wellness YouTube channel has videos discussing exercise, nutrition, and symptom management. These resources help support all patients and their caregivers.


Sarah Cannon Cancer Institutes at HCA Midwest Health are accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) as quality programs. This means our hospitals exceed the quality care standards set out by the CoC and consistently provide excellence in patient-centered care.

For questions or location information, please refer to our cancer rehabilitation location addresses and phone numbers above.