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Cancer
Rehabilitation

About Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer is a disease whereby the body’s cells grow abnormally and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer cells form when DNA abnormalities cause a gene to behave differently from how it should. Instead of replacing themselves normally, cells replace in a disorganised manner. They can grow into the surrounding tissue, spread through the bloodstream, lymph system and eventually throughout the body.

 

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world, but today, there are advances in technology and treatment.

  1. Unexplained weight loss
  2. Unexplained pain
  3. Change in bowel habits
  4. Unusual or persistent bleeding
  5. Skin changes and unusual lumps
  6. Persistent coughs
  7. Difficulties in swallowing

These factors are widely known to increase the risk of cancer:

  1. Hereditary factors
  2. Age
  3. Excessive alcohol
  4. Smoking
  5. Exposure to Ultraviolet rays

Patient Stories

No More Stiffness

“I could not lift my head at all. The pain in the neck and shoulder area was so bad that it will cause me to cry!” said 66-year-old Liew Lap Meng.   Lap Meng...

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Our Holistic Cancer Rehabilitation Services​

At St Luke’s Hospital, patient care is holistic, coordinated and individualised. There is also continuity of care from inpatient, to outpatient and even in the community.

Medical Care

  • Medical assessment
  • Nutritional assessment


Nursing Care

  • Caregiver training


Rehabilitation Care

  • Physiotherapy
    • Exercises to work on walking, strength, balance, aerobic activity and flexibility to help in regaining functions
    • Pain-relieving techniques
    • Caregiver training and prescription of mobility aid upon discharge
    • Mobility training devices such as the G-EO System, robotic exoskeleton, Balance Tutor may be used where required
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Retraining on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
    • Allow patients to participate in their life roles, focusing on energy conservation and modification of task
    • Sleep and fatigue management
    • Upper limb lymphoedema treatment if applicable
    • Prescription of suitable specialised equipment to maximise independence
    • Home modification
    • Caregiver training
  • Speech Therapy
    • Head and neck management
    • Dysphagia management
    • Speech and communication management

 

Dietetic Services 

  • Assess nutritional status
  • Nutritional counselling and recommendation of dietary interventions

St Luke’s Community Clinic

  • Regular medical consultations
  • Nursing services
    • Wound and stoma care
    • Changing of feeding tube
    • Changing of urinary catether
  • Community Mental Wellness Clinic including psychologist clinic
  • Primary care eye clinic
  • Dental Clinic


Day Rehabilitation Centre

  • Physiotherapy
    • Exercises to work on walking, strength, balance, aerobic activity and flexibility to help in regaining functions
    • Pain-relieving techniques
    • Caregiver training and prescription of mobility aid upon discharge
    • Mobility training devices such as the G-EO System, robotic exoskeleton, Balance Tutor may be used where required
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Retraining on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
    • Allow patients to participate in their life roles, focusing on energy conservation and modification of task 
    • Sleep and fatigue management 
    • Upper limb lymphoedema treatment if applicable
    • Prescription of suitable specialised equipment to maximise independence 
    • Home modification 
    • Caregiver training
    • Community integration to build up skills in navigating the community
  • Speech Therapy
    • Head and neck management 
    • Dysphagia management
    • Speech and communication management

 

Home Care

For clients who are home-bound, our home care services bring healthcare to you, through Home Medical, Home Nursing and Home Therapy services.

Gym Tonic

St Luke’s Hospital is a provider of Gym Tonic, a strength-training programme which aims to help seniors extend their independence and functional years.


Western SilverCare (locally known as “Jin Jia Ho! Bagus!”)

A community frailty and screening programme initiated by St Luke’s Hospital which reaches out to residents staying in Bukit Batok aged 60 and above to help them stay physically, mentally and socially healthy

Care Coordination Services

Work with patients and their loved ones on care plan and coordination of services


Medical Social Work Services

  • Psychosocial care to our patients and their families
  • Education and counselling for psychosocial and emotional issues
  • Application of financial assistance schemes
  • Linkages to community support services


Pastoral Care Services

Provide a comforting presence and emotional support for patients and their families

Admissions & Appointments

Inpatient admissions: contact referral@stluke.org.sg or 6895 3290

St Luke’s Community Clinic: contact outpatientclinic@stluke.org.sg or 6895 3230

Day Rehabilitation Centre: contact drc@stluke.org.sg or 6895 3205

Home care: contact hcs@stluke.org.sg or 6895 3204

Charges, Payment, Subsidies & Means Testing