With treatment advancements, more cancer patients than ever are surviving their battles with the disease. While that’s great news, treatments can take a physical toll.
“With the outstanding progress being made, survivorship is increasing,” says Dargan Ervin, senior physical therapist at Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Services at Carolina Forest. “But in some cases, people need help regaining their strength and flexibility so they can resume normal activity levels.”
Through Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network, an affiliate of MUSC Health and our region’s most comprehensive provider of cancer care, patients can benefit from a team of rehabilitation therapists such as Ervin who specialize in helping cancer care patients counteract the physical effects from their battles with the disease.
Too often, Ervin says, cancer patients aren’t aware of the ways in which physical therapy can help.