Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer survivors have already braved the difficulties of treatment, and now it’s time to tackle the unfortunate side effects.

Getting Started

Most of NGMC’s cancer rehabilitation services are reimbursed by health insurance providers; staff can work with patients to verify insurance benefits for their specific plans. If you think cancer rehabilitation is right for you, ask for your physician to refer you to NGMC’s Cancer Rehabilitation Program, or call 770-219-8200 for more information.


What We Treat

It’s no secret that chemotherapy, radiation, and other common treatments used to help you battle cancer can, unfortunately, negatively affect the quality of your daily life. Symptoms that we treat include:

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Limb swelling (lymphedema)
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Cognitive problems
  • Balance issues
  • Difficulty talking or swallowing
  • Mobility problems
  • Tingling and numbness

Our Team

NGMC’s cancer rehabilitation care is provided by a multidisciplinary group of trained professionals who have experience treating the disease. Our team includes:

  • Physicians
  • A Neuropsychologist
  • Oncology nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • A registered dietician
  • A cancer navigator
  • A licensed Clinical Social Worker


  • Hospitals
    • NGMC Gainesville
    • NGMC Braselton
  • Long Term Care Centers
    • New Horizons Lanier Park
    • New Horizons Limestone
  • The Rehabilitation Institute (outpatient clinics)
    • Braselton
    • Buford
    • Cleveland
    • Dahlonega
    • Gainesville

Most of NGMC’s cancer rehabilitation services are reimbursed by health insurance providers. We’ll be happy to look over your insurance plan with you to check for specific rehabilitation benefits.

“Cancer and its treatment can result in incredible physical, emotional, occupational, spiritual and financial burdens for patients and their families,” says Frank G. Lake, III, MD, a radiation oncologist with NGPG Radiation Oncology .“The Cancer Rehabilitation program helps us offer another layer of support to lessen these burdens during all phases of a patient's cancer journey, and I look forward to referring my patients into the program.”

Registration Forms

Complete these forms and bring them to your first appointment to save time!

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