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Janet St. James - September 2014
Texas Health Plano has started a new rehabilitation program, the STAR Program, to help cancer survivors deal with the physical, mental and occupational challenges that often arise after treatment, reports WFAA News.
“ ‘What we’re doing is basically working with cancer survivors to address their physical, mental, and occupational impairments,’ explained physical therapist Brooke Ellis. ‘Anything from fatigue, weakness, balance and gait disorders, our speech therapists address chemo brain.’ ”
The article shares the story of Donna MacKinney, “a middle school librarian who loves her words, so the mental haze she was experiencing was very frustrating.” Thanks to the STAR Program, MacKinney aims “to get back to work — full-time — as a librarian.”
To learn more about chemo brain and how to manage it on the job, click here.
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Original source: www.wfaa.com