What is Cancer Rehabilitation?


Cancer and its treatment often cause physical, psychological, and cognitive problems. These problems can make it harder to do daily activities or return to work. They may also have a lasting effect on your health. Cancer rehabilitation can help with these problems, which can happen during and after cancer treatment. The goal of cancer rehabilitation is to:


  • Help you stay as active as possible and participate in work, family, and other life roles
  • Lessen the side effects and symptoms of the cancer and its treatment
  • Help keep you as independent as possible
  • Improve your quality of life


The Department of Onco Rehabilitation at Apex Hospital, established by the blessings of our Respected Chairman Dr S K Singh, MS, MCH (Ortho) who is a visionary , on 23rd January 2020. Chairman Sir not only appreciated the need but also supported in all dimensions in turning this center into one of
the finest center in India.

Onco Rehabilitation plays a crucial role in managing the various side effects of cancer and its treatments, with a primary focus on improving the quality of life for survivors. The department’s treatments are insured under Ayushman Bharat and the Chief Minister Relief Fund.

Conditions Treated by the Department:

Head and Neck Cancer:

  • Dysphagia
  • Trismus
  • Xerostomia
  • Oral Mucositis
  • Dysgeusia
  • Restricted Joint Range of Motion
  • Lymphoedema 


  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Dysuria
  • Lower Limb/Genital Lymphoedema
  • Lower Back Pain 


  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Balance and Coordination problems

Other than Cancer:

  • Peripheral Neuropathies (Permanent relief, whether it may be 10 years old)
  • Lymphoedema caused by Filaria
  • Myalgia
  • Any kind of pain due to wrong needle prick
  • Pain caused by sutures

Breast Cancer:

  •  Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema
  • Seroma
  • Axillary Web Syndrome
  • Restricted Joint Range of Motion
  • Chemo Induced Peripheral Neuropathies


  • Stool Incontinence
  • Pain in the Peri Anal Region


  • Pain
  • Balance and Coordination problems
  • Paraplegia/Hemiplegia


  • Fibrosis
  • Difficulty in grip

Problems cancer rehabilitation can address:

Physical problems

Cancer and cancer treatment can cause many different kinds of physical problems. Cancer rehabilitation can help with many of them, including:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Weakness and loss of strength
  • Range of motion and flexibility issues
  • Decreased endurance
  • Skin changes from radiation therapy
  • Lymphedema
  • Balance issues and fear of falling
  • Neuropathy, or numbness and tingling in hands or feet
  • Fatigue
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Problems swallowing
  • Problems chewing food
  • Difficulty in mouth opening

Mobility problems

Mobility problems affect how a person moves around. Cancer rehabilitation can help if you have difficulty in:


  • Getting up off the floor
  • Getting out of a chair
  • Climbing stairs
  • Walking
  • Getting dressed
  • Showering

Cognitive Problems

Cognitive problems are related to a person’s mental abilities. Talk with your doctor about cancer rehabilitation if you have:

  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Difficulty thinking clearly or mental fogginess
  • Memory trouble

In  Apex Hospital we have a Designated Cancer Rehabilitation Department equipped with all the modern technologies to deal with the side effects arising from the cancer treatment . The Department is run by Dr Dibyendu Roy. He is an Internationally Certified Onco Rehab Therapist from PINC & STEEL Foundation New Zealand and Certified Lymphoedema Therapist from Lymphoedema Training Academy the UK and Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He Worked in Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Apollo Cancer Centre Kolkata as a Rehab Consultant. He is working as an International Instructor with Professor Jane Wigg in Various Countries from Lymphoedema Training Academy (UK). He has presented several papers in Various Oncology and Rehabilitation Conferences in India and Overseas. His Case studies were published in the British Lymphology Society Journal in the year 2016. His Research Paper with Head and Neck Cancer Patients was published in the Oral Oncology Journal in the Year 2020.


  • Published several research papers in international journals.
  • Awarded the Prestigious Asia Book of Records for Treating the Highest Number of Cancer Patients in a Single Day.



Cancer Rehab Team

Dr. Dibyendu Roy, BPT, MIAP, MIASM

Dr. Dibyendu Roy, BPT, MIAP, MIASM

Timing : 10 AM to 5 PM

Other Team Members:

  • Dr. Deepika (PT), Dr. Preeti (PT), Dr. Kalyani (PT), Dr. Shailendra (PT) Dr. Shikha (PT)
  • Dr. Shubham (PT)
  • Savita, Poornima,  Sadhna, Komal, Manisha, Kavita

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