Cancer Care - Recovery

Occupational therapy and physical therapy at Beloit Health System help cancer patients work toward maximum function and routine living. Occupational therapy aids cancer patients as they seek to manage everyday activities, fitness, fatigue and energy levels, as well as cognitive function, such as memory. Physical therapy provides patients who are undergoing cancer treatment with reduced pain and fatigue, and helps increase strength, sleep quality, and balance.

Palliative care also helps improve the lives of cancer patients at Beloit Cancer Center. With palliative care the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment are prevented and treated with a focus on support and symptom management. Stephanie Schlueter, Nurse Pracitioner, is available at the Beloit Cancer Center to assist patients in the area of palliative care.

Ostomy and Prosthetics

Ostomy is a surgical procedure sometimes used for bladder and colon cancer patients, in which an opening is made in the skin to allow waste to leave the intestines or bladder. Beloit Health System offers an ostomy support group. Prosthetics, or artificial body parts are used when cancer treatment requires the removal of a particular body part in order to stop the spread of the disease.

Integrative Therapies

"Integrative therapies" is a term used to describe the use of complementary therapies with traditional medicine. Complementary therapies include alternative diets, acupuncture, massage, yoga and meditation, among other things. Complimentary massage is offered at the Cancer Center several days a week for both patients and caregivers.  At Beloit Health System, we support the use of integrative therapies, in which alternative therapies and standard medical procedures are used in concert for best possible outcomes. We offer integrative therapies as part of cancer treatment.

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September 25, 2018

The Alzheimer's Support Group meets at Sun Valley Presbyterian Church on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 1... | More

September 25, 2018

Grief is Never Easy, But You Don't Have to Go Through it Alone Grief is a natural reaction to loss of someone or ... | More

September 25, 2018

If you're living with diabetes, you're not alone. Join us for the Diabetes Support Group at Beloit Hospital, 196... | More

September 26, 2018

A cancer support group for anybody with all types of cancer. Our support group offers guest speakers, support for y... | More