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STAR Referral & Information Line
(941) 917-STAR (7827)

STAR Cancer Survivorship ProgramSarasota Memorial is one of the first hospitals in Florida certified to provide cancer patients with the STAR Program® treatment – individualized, comprehensive rehabilitation treatments designed to manage any pain, weakness, cognitive impairment or other issues that follow your cancer treatment. The nationally recognized, evidence-based Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation program helps survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or other cancer therapy. The program focuses on improving not only symptoms, but also personal wellness and quality of life through nutrition, exercise, relaxation and educational services.

A STAR Program® cancer rehabilitation patient will receive individualized, comprehensive rehabilitation treatments to improve the symptoms affecting their daily functioning and quality of life. Our Survivorship Program applies the depth and breadth of our region’s largest, most established health care system. Through Sarasota Memorial’s continuum of care, our program also focuses on wellness through nutrition, exercise, relaxation and educational services.

Our STAR Program® certified Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists can help with a wide variety of treatment-related conditions and their symptoms, including:

  • Pain 
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder pain/problems
  • Lymphedema
  • Balance and gait 
  • Memory and concentration issues 
  • Swallowing and speech problems

Sarasota Memorial’s Survivorship Program further develops participant’s wellness by offering:

  • Nutritional Counseling and Lifestyle Coaching        
  • Individualized Exercise Prescriptions      
  • Mind-Body Classes, including:
    • Yoga
    • Tai Chi
    • Pilates
  • Oncology Massage
  • Psychosocial Counseling
  • Oncology Nurse Navigators



Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour
1040 River Heritage Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34212

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at University Parkway
5350 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243

Sarasota Memorial Heart & Vascular Services
1540 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Main Campus
1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine/HealthFit
5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238

Emergency Room and Health Care Center at North Port
2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port, FL


STAR® Program Referral & Information Line
(941) 917-STAR (7827)

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