Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed
Early detection and better treatment regimes are increasing the number of people who live longer lives following a cancer diagnosis. The goal of Mary Free Bed’s Cancer Rehabilitation Program is to maximize the emotional, cognitive, and physical aspects of those lives.
About Cancer Rehabilitation
The Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed can help patients increase their level of independence and function that lead to the highest quality of life, similar to other traditional rehabilitation programs, such as traumatic brain injury and stroke. The cancer rehabilitation team at Mary Free Bed works comprehensively to address the physical, emotional, and psychological issues of patients and their families.
Living with Cancer – National and Michigan Statistics
A collaborative American Cancer Society/National Cancer Institute report estimates 13.7 million cancer survivors were living in the United States as of June 2012. That number is expected to reach 18 million survivors by 2022.
The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivorship Facts and Figures 2012-2013 Report states 513,400 cancer survivors were living in Michigan as of January 1, 2012.
According to The American Cancer Society publication, Cancer Facts & Figures 2012, the improvement in survival reflects both progress in diagnosing certain cancers at an earlier stage and improvements in treatment. The 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2001 and 2007 is 67%, up from 49% in 1975-1977.
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Connect with a Cancer Rehabilitation Professional
Inpatient: 616.242.0392 or 800.305.8893
Outpatient: 616.242.0366 or 800.668.6001