A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic, and so can life-saving treatments. Survivors are commonly plagued with symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, fear, anxiety and depression. Feeling well and being able to resume normal day-to-day activities is essential to enjoying a good quality of life for them and their families.
Cancer Care….Navigating your Journey is a comprehensive program to prevent, manage and heal the physical and psychosocial conditions that arise with any cancer diagnosis. Our program has been created to give cancer survivors a healthier future through rehabilitation.
This program will serve all survivors in need, whether they are newly diagnosed, beginning treatment, finished with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from long-ago treatment. 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 need help managing treatment-related conditions; and individuals who are cured or in remission may need guidance so that they can heal as well as possible.
The healthcare “team” is knowledgeable, sensitive and 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. This team creates a personalized rehabilitation plan to follow the survivor through their journey, 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.
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.
For more information please view our brochure Cancer Care…Navigating your Journey.
Look Good Feel Better Program
The Health Center also provides the Look Good Feel Better Program absolutely free to those suffering from Cancer. It’s a wonderful service providing an assortment of beauty techniques for patients. We encourage you to take advantage.
For more information please view our brochure Look Good Feel Better Flyer.
For more information about any of our programs or services please contact our Social Work department at 402.395.3109.