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HFM STAR Program in Oncology Rehabilitation

On the road again.
Thanks to STAR.

For more information, contact:

Cancer Center
(920) 320-2749



Listen to interviews about the STAR Program®:

1. Dr. Silver's personal experience with cancer and what made her start the STAR Program®?

2. The benefits of the STAR Program®

3. What I can expect from STAR rehab


Rehabilitation for cancer survivors to recover more quickly and more completely

A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic, and so can life-saving treatments. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can harm health and cause serious medical problems that interfere with daily function and well-being. This is a program created to help survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of treatments. 

Survivors are commonly plagued with symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, fear, anxiety and depression. After undergoing a thorough evaluation by a physician, a “team” of medical specialists are assigned according to your needs.

We offer you a personalized rehab plan with an interdisciplinary approach
The healthcare “team” creates a personalized rehabilitation plan, with the goals of:
  • increasing strength and energy 
  • alleviating pain 
  • improving physical functioning 
  • achieving emotional balance 
  • boosting the immune system
When evaluating your needs we look at the “big picture”
We take into consideration: health conditions and symptoms, diet, sleep issues, existing pain, endurance, strength, exercise habits and emotional outlook. All of these factors have an important effect on physical healing.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment, we can help 
  • Open to everyone no matter the prognosis, cancer stage or phase of recovery. 
  • Newly diagnosed patients may want to increase their strength and endurance and prevent future medical problems. 
  • Survivors living with cancer as a chronic disease may come to us for help managing treatment-related conditions. 
  • Individuals who are cured or in remission may enroll in our program with the goal of boosting their immune systems so that they can heal as well as possible.
Our highly trained medical staff awaits you
Our rehabilitation care, based on conventional medicine, is offered to patients by a knowledgeable and sensitive medical staff, specially trained to treat survivors of all forms of cancer. They are medical experts at the top of their fields and comprise a variety of disciplines: 
  • Physicians 
  • Physician assistants 
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • nurses 
  • radiation therapists 
  • physical therapists 
  • occupational therapists 
  • speech and swallowing therapists 
  • registered dieticians and nutritionists 
  • mental health professionals
We are proud to be STAR Program® Certified
We received our STAR Program® Certification from Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners (ORP), whose unparalleled development, training and support products in oncology rehabilitation give healthcare facilities the capacity to offer quality survivorship care to their patients. HFM’s STAR Program® staff successfully executed Oncology Rehab Partners’ evaluation and treatment procedures, and our medical staff underwent rigorous rehabilitation training by oncology experts.