Recently diagnosed with cancer? You may find it helpful to speak with someone who's been through treatment and learned how to manage the same disease. Through our Peer-to-Peer Programs, patients and family members share experiences and support each other.
Here, you'll find a quiet comfortable place to read, explore, and learn about your health. The library houses a number of printed and online resources to help you track down treatment and recovery information for your specific disease and condition.
This mandatory class will prepare you mentally and emotionally for your surgery. It will:
- provide you a realistic overview of the hospital experience and recovery
- decrease your anxiety that comes with surgery, treatment and recovery
- and prepare you and your family for post-discharge care needs
This class covers pre-admission screening to the actual surgery, rehabilitation and post-hospital care at home. By addressing each element of care, you and your family are better prepared for your road to recovery.
Supportive Cancer Care Program by Palliative Care
Your physical, mental and spiritual well being are important factors in helping you fight cancer most effectively. Our support cancer care program aims to improve your quality of life by treating symptoms related to your cancer. Palliative care is given in conjunction with your regular medical treatment.
As your body goes through treatment for cancer, it is important you eat right. Our registered dietitians can walk you through:
- general nutritional guidelines
- nutritional guidelines during radiation or chemotherapy treatment
- coping with appetite problems and difficulty eating
- and food safety during cancer treatment and supplements.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
When you are dealing with an illness like Prostate cancer, it sometimes helps to talk with others who are experiencing the same thing. Our support group meetings usually start with a member of our care team giving an educational presentation. They are followed by open time discussion. Partners and spouses are also encouraged to attend. But with different questions and anxieties, support group discussions are often split.
More information about each of these services will be shared with you during one of your visits.