At McLeod, we understand how the side effects of cancer treatment, such as fatigue, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, difficulty with memory or concentration, muscle aches, bone or joint pain, lymphedema, weakness and balance problems, can affect a person's quality of life. Our goal is to minimize the side effects of treatment, and to help cancer survivors return to the activities they enjoy.
STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) is a rehabilitation program designed to improve a cancer survivor's treatment and recovery. Whether you are newly diagnosed, currently undergoing cancer treatment or a long-term cancer survivor we are here to help you return to the activities you enjoy.
The McLeod Cancer Rehabilitation program is offered by a group of certified professionals from various areas of the medical center including physical and occupational therapy, speech language pathology, nursing, oncology, social work, infusion services, radiation oncology, breast health services, and pastoral care.
This team of medical experts received certification in the STAR Program® by Oncology Rehab Partners, experts in the field of survivorship care. This certification uniquely qualifies McLeod to offer premium Oncology Rehabilitation Services to cancer survivors from diagnosis and beyond. McLeod is the only hospital in eastern South Carolina to offer this program.
The STAR Program Certification training for McLeod Regional Medical Center staff was made possible through a grant provided by the McLeod Health Foundation.
A physician's referral is needed for participation in the STAR Program.
For more information on the STAR Program, contact Ashley Atkinson, Senior Occupational Therapist and McLeod STAR Program Coordinator, at (843) 777-4697.