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In recent years, there has been much talk about creating survivorship as a distinct phase of cancer care and providing each patient with a survivorship care plan. At Scotland Health Care System we are committed to offering the best available survivorship services. This is why we have implemented the SOAR Program. Our Rehabilitation Staff and Scotland Cancer Treatment Center staff are trained in the latest oncology rehab care and research-based protocols that have been proven to help cancer survivors optimally heal and function.


Comprehensive Care That Is Covered by Health Insurance
We are uniquely qualified to offer premium oncology rehabilitation services to cancer survivors undergoing treatment or living with its aftermath. The SOAR Program helps survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of treatments. We provide our patients with the most comprehensive rehabilitation care available and all of our services are reimbursable by health insurance providers.

Committed To Helping You Reach Optimal Recovery
A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic, and so can life-saving treatments. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can cause medical problems that interfere with daily function and well-being. We know that survivors are commonly plagued with symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, fear, anxiety and depression. Our SOAR Program offers important physical and psychological rehabilitation to survivors so they can recover more quickly and more completely than they would otherwise. Feeling well and being able to resume normal day-to-day activities is essential to enjoying a good quality of life for survivors and their families.

Whether Newly Diagnosed Or Long Finished With Treatment, We Can Help
We serve all survivors in need, whether they are beginning treatment, finished with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from long-ago treatment. Our SOAR Program is open to everyone no matter the prognosis, cancer stage or phase of recovery. Newly diagnosed patients may want to increase their strength and endurance and prevent future medical problems; survivors living with cancer as a chronic disease may come to us for help managing treatment-related conditions; and individuals who are cured or in remission may enroll in our program with the goal of boosting their immune systems so that they can heal as well as possible.

Our SOAR Program Survivor Guidebook Is Designed With You In Mind
To fully engage survivors in their recovery process and to encourage focus and motivation, we offer a complimentary SOAR Program Survivor Guidebook that consists of a journal and guide with exercise and goal-setting tips as well as sections for patients to write down short and long-term healing goals, log their activities and exercise and document their progress. You may request a copy of this guide by calling Rehabilitation Services at 910-291-7800.

Our Highly Trained Medical Staff Awaits You
Our rehabilitation care, based on conventional medicine, is offered to patients by a knowledgeable and sensitive medical staff, specially trained to treat survivors of all forms of cancer. They are medical experts at the top of their fields and comprise a variety of disciplines:

  • Physicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and swallowing therapists
  • Registered dieticians and nutritionists
  • Mental health professionals

When evaluating your needs we look at the "big picture" rather than using a "problem-oriented" approach. We tackle each health issue as it arises and we address the full spectrum of post-cancer care. When evaluating a patient, in addition to focusing on his or her health conditions and symptoms, we take into consideration: diet, sleep issues, existing pain, endurance, strength, exercise habits and emotional outlook. All of these factors have an important effect on physical healing.

A Personalized Rehab Plan With An Interdisciplinary Approach
After undergoing a thorough evaluation by a physician, a "team" of medical specialists from our Rehabilitation Services Department is assigned to each patient according to his or her individual needs. The healthcare "team" creates a personalized rehabilitation plan, with the goals of increasing strength and energy, alleviating pain, improving physical functioning, achieving emotional balance and boosting the immune system. Each team member provides his or her expert medical guidance, training, encouragement and support, for the duration of the program.

For more information about how you can join the SOAR Program, please contact:
Gary Hatchell, PT, Senior Director of Rehabilitation Services
Scotland Health Care System
500 Lauchwood Drive
Laurinburg NC 28352