Open Accessibility Menu
Cancer Rehabilitation Decorative Banner

Cancer Rehabilitation

Progress • Recover • Support

The Cancer Rehabilitation program offers supervised exercise designed to educate and support cancer patients and survivors. It’s intended to aid in recovery and general fitness during and after treatment. Some of the benefits of exercise for cancer survivors are: improving cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength, reducing fatigue, improving ability to perform day-to-day activities, enhancing mood while reducing anxiety, reducing pain and nausea, and refocusing energy from illness to wellness.

We are the only facility in Northern Nevada to offer this continuum of care for all types of cancer.

The program is supervised by a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist and includes:

  • Pre- and post-assessments
  • Individualized exercise program in a class setting
  • One-hour classes, two days a week for six months
  • Six-month membership to Saint Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness

PHASE I (Insurance rates apply)

Phase I helps with the physical side effects of cancer treatment that limit return to normal functioning. The skills of physical, occupational and speech therapist assess and treat:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Balance deficits
  • Range of motion
  • Cancer related fatigue
  • Pain and weakness
  • Lymphedema management, prevention and education
  • Swallowing
  • Speech deficits

PHASE II ($60/month - 6 months)

Phase II focuses on lifestyle and behavior change with guidance from Cancer Exercise Specialists, Health Coaches and Nutritionists. The program includes a complimentary six-month membership to the fitness center, evaluation, individualized exercise program either in a class setting or one-on-one, and a sense of community. Scholarships may be available through Moms on the Run and other organizations.

How Does A Comprehensive Wellness Plan Benefit A Cancer Patient Or Survivor?

  • Reduces fatigue
  • Improves endurance and strength
  • Improves ability to perform day-to-day activities
  • Enhances mood
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Reduces pain and nausea
  • Increases immune function
  • Refocuses energy from illness to wellness
  • Improves fine motor skill
  • Energy conservation

A physician’s referral is required to enroll in this medically-based program.

For more information about our Cancer Rehabilitation Program, contact Medical Exercise Supervisor, Cassie Goodman, at 775-770-7874 or

**Scholarships are available to those individuals who have been diagnosed with gynecological or breast cancer and qualify through Moms on the Run.**