We provide services during every part of cancer care, including new diagnosis, active treatment, survivorship, hospice and palliative care. We utilize a collaborative, person-centered approach that supports an improved quality of life.
Our specialties include:
- Breast Cancer Recovery Program
- Fatigue Management
- Lifestyle Management
- Coping With Stress and Anxiety
- Delirium Prevention and Management
- Pain Management
- Sleep Hygiene
- Return to Work
- Recreation/Hobby Retraining
- School Reintegration
- Low Vision and Visual Deficits
- Improving Independence With Everyday Tasks
- End-of-Life Legacy Building and Goal Setting
- Adaptive Equipment Recommendations
Has Cancer Affected Your Sex Life?
Occupational therapy looks at what is meaningful to you and helps you so you can live the life you want to live. Occupational therapy can address these areas by teaching skills and strategies to overcome changes in your sexuality and sex life.
Learn about the following changes that you might experience after treatment:
- Changes in how you look and how you feel about your body
- Erectile dysfunction
- Less or no sexual desire
- Pain during sex and vaginal dryness
Lymphedema is swelling that develops due to the abnormal collection of fluid beneath the skin, often as a result of cancer or it's treatments. The City of hope rehabilitation department has certified lymphedema specialists trained in the evaluation and treatment of various types of lymphedemas. If you think you may benefit, contact your provider for an order. Learn more
Learn how to manage changes to sexual function caused by cancer in this virtual session led by nurse practitioner Brittany Bradford, M.S., and director of Rehabilitation Sherry Hite, MOT, OTR-L. Common side effects, such as pain during sex, vaginal dryness, fatigue, sensation changes and anxiety, are discussed in this educational video. The session concludes with a list of resources, including meditation exercises and helpful products.
Learn about the benefits of tai chi with City of Hope's manager of occupational therapy, Lynn Kim, OTD, OTR/L. An ancient Chinese martial art, tai chi cultivates inner peace and healing. Among its many benefits are the improvement of cognition after chemotherapy and the reduction of stress.
Practice seated yoga with manager of Occupational Therapy, Lynn Kim, OTD, OTR/L. Research studies show that yoga reduces stress, inflammation, pain and cancer-related fatigue. Find a supportive chair and press play!
Download this document to learn about the psychological and medical benefits of yoga and for a list of therapeutic yoga offerings in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura counties.
City of Hope has been awarded LE&RN's Comprehensive Cancer Center of Excellence designation.