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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):

  • Central Alberta Cancer Centre (CACC) in Red Deer: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy
  • Cross Cancer Institute (CCI) in Edmonton: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy
  • 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
Address
1331 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4N2
Telephone
403 355-3211
Fax
403-944-4436
Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
speech language pathologists (SLPs)
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
Acronym
Rehab Oncology, SLP
Previous
Speech Language Pathology - Cancer
Preferred
Cancer Rehabilitation, Speech Language Pathology-Oncology
Other
speech therapy, speech therapy cancer