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Cancer Rehabilitation

Mass General Cancer Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Cancer Rehab and Survivorship

You want to be the best you.

Benefit from rehabilitation services before, during and after cancer treatment.

Our professional team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists work together with your health care team to create a customized rehabilitation plan for you.

Our program is focused on improving the treatment side effects, helping you to stay as strong and independent as possible during treatment and regain the strength, function and independence to do the daily activities most important to you.

The Oncology Rehabilitation Team at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital helps you maintain your optimal level of functional independence before, during, and after treatment:

  • Before your treatment begins we provide education, teaching and training to build strength and endurance. 
  • During treatment, our goal is to assist you in maintaining your highest level of physical and cognitive functioning while reducing pain and discomfort.
  • After treatment we can help you regain strength and function.

Patients at the Mass General Cancer Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital are screened for rehabilitation needs at their initial visit and throughout their treatment. The nurse or doctor may recommend an evaluation by Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy. The therapist will meet with you to evaluate your individual needs and determine the best plan of care.

Physical Therapy   

Physical Therapists help you stay active during your cancer care. Individualized exercise programs are designed to improve your range-of-motion, strength and balance as well as manage cancer-related fatigue (CRF). Our goal is to restore movement and function and give you the tools you need to perform everyday activities better.

Occupational Therapy  

Occupational Therapists help you live as independently as possible by identifying those activities, devices, and/or tools that will improve your strength, endurance, function and problem solving. Occupational Therapy will assist and train you in performing activities such as grooming, dressing, eating and interacting with family and friends. The therapist will help you work smart, not hard, in your own environment.

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists address the impact of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation on speech, swallowing, cognition and voice for those individuals diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Speech-Language Pathology will help you reach the highest level of function by continually addressing your speech, swallowing, cognitive and voice needs before, during and after treatment.

For more information, please call:

Physical Therapy Coordinator Kendra Langus, PT, DPT, at (603) 609-6021

Occupational Therapy Coordinator Michelle Lavertu, OTR/L, at (603) 740-2111

Speech Therapy Coordinator Holly PF Goodell, MS, CCC-SLP, at (603) 740-2228


Contact Us

To schedule, change or get more information about appointments, please contact us at (603) 742-8787.


Seacoast Cancer 5K

Join us on Sunday, September 23 for a morning of celebration that directly supports cancer patients and their families throughout the Seacoast and Southern Maine.


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