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Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.  The LMHS Cancer Program received a 3-year certification with 5 commendations.

Hospital Accreditation by DNV.

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Cancer@LeeMemorial.org

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Regional Cancer Center
Lee Memorial Health System
8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33905   
239-343-9500


STAR

The STAR Program® (Survivorship Training And Rehab) is a nationally recognized cancer survivorship program that focuses on improving the lives of cancer survivors who suffer from side effects caused by cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed, or you are currently going through treatment(s), or you have gone years as a cancer survivor. This Program provides you with coordinated cancer rehabilitation supported by a team of specially trained STAR Certified™ clinicians and providers. As a STAR Program® patient, you will receive individualized, comprehensive cancer rehabilitation treatment to improve the symptoms affecting your daily functioning and quality of life.

Cancer rehabilitation is similar to other forms of rehabilitation after a serious illness or injury. Services include consultations with appropriate board-certified or licensed clinicians in rehabilitation medicine, including doctors specializing in rehabilitation (physiatrists); physical, occupation, and speech therapists; nurses; dietitians; and social workers.

Rehabilitation professionals can help you with a wide variety of treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including pain, weakness, fatigue, shoulder problems, balance and gait problems, memory and concentration issues, swallowing and speech problems, and lymphedema.

If you have any problems that you didn’t have before your diagnosis, especially if they interfere with your ability to function or your quality of life, you could be a candidate for the STAR program.

Your cancer rehabilitation plan depends on individualized goals that focus on increasing strength and energy, managing pain, and improving your functioning and quality of life.  Most cancer rehabilitation services in the STAR program are reimbursed by health insurance providers.  Check your insurance plan for specific rehabilitation benefits. You will need a referral by your physician.

For more information about the Survivorship Training And Rehab (STAR) Program for oncology patients, please contact Marie Hepp, ARNP, Survivorship Coordinator at 239.343.9511 or marie.hepp@leememorial.org.

To learn more about this program, please go to www.oncrehab.com website.

Please click here to view the STAR Brochure.

For a more detailed list of the kind of potential side effects that the STAR program addresses, please click here to view the list.