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Rehabilitation Oncology - Speech Language Pathology

Speech and language therapy services to help patients with cancer-related speech, language, voice and swallowing changes.

Rehabilitation has many benefits: It can help manage various cancer-related symptoms and side effects such as pain, lymphedema, fatigue and changes in thinking, memory, speech, language, voice quality and mobility.

The Rehabilitation Oncology program consists of a team of rehabilitation specialists including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, a physiatrist and speech and language therapists. Services vary per location, however many services may be accessed through virtual care (e.g. phone, Zoom, Telehealth):

  • Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) in Edmonton: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy
  • Grande Prairie Cancer Centre: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Language Pathology
  • Holy Cross Centre in Calgary: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Physiatry. Physiatrists are medical doctors specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge: Physiotherapy
  • Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC): Speech & Language Therapy

The speech and language pathologists / therapists provide assessment and treatment of issues and changes caused by cancer treatment including:

  • swallowing
  • speech
  • language
  • voice

Assessments may include instrumental assessments (may include Modified Barium Swallowing Studies, Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing).

Assessment and treatments are offered in in-person, groups settings and virtually (through phone and online platforms like Zoom and Telehealth).

Depending on the site / location, SLP services are provided in / out of the hospital centre (inpatient / outpatient), and in the community (ambulatory / outpatient care).

Your doctor will get a written report after your assessment.

For more information, please visit: Cancer Care Alberta: Rehabilitation Oncology

Contact Details

Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Location Info
Psychosocial Offices, Main Floor, Room AE172
1331 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4N2
403 355-3211
Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Service Providers May Include
speech language pathologists (SLPs)

Adults with cancer-related speech, language or swallowing changes.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Wait Times

Wait times vary.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Rehab Oncology, SLP
Speech Language Pathology - Cancer
Cancer Rehabilitation, Speech Language Pathology-Oncology
speech therapy, speech therapy cancer