If you have been diagnosed with cancer, this is understandably a frightening and unsettling time. Many of the terms and phrases you're hearing are probably unfamiliar. Fear of the unknown is not unusual. But when you arm yourself with knowledge, you and those you love will feel better about what you are facing.
Individual education begins with our consultation process. Our team will design a proactive education plan to produce a better understanding of your individual treatment. This plan is supported with a Personal Health Journal to compile all of the education information gathered through your cancer experience.
Our education is geared to include:
- Disease specific information
- Nutrition information-before, during and after treatment
- Chemotherapy and how to manage effects
- Radiation and how to manage effects
- Emotional support
- Pain management
- Dietary Consult
- Community resources
We have a state of the art Resource room available for patients and family members. Our resource computer is connected via the web to reputable cancer sites to support further research into cancer information. The resource room allows quiet study and reflection while offering the latest information overview.
We refer our patients to the resources needed, however, some of the programs offered on site are:
- Look Good, Feel Better
- Support Groups
- Transportation Assistance Program
- Project Hope painting Class
- Oncology Patient Navigator
Our desire is to provide educational support throughout your treatment. Knowledge can allay fear and provide the support necessary to you and your family through one of the most important battles.
Oncology Navigator Services
The Hope Center is proud to be able to provide a navigator service for our cancer patients looking for help throughout the treatment process. The navigator is here to provide guidance, information and support to anyone in need. The oncology navigator serves to provide an intermediate connection between patients and physicians. An experienced registered nurse, the navigator can explain the diagnosis and treatment plan in layman's terms to coordinate with physicians throughout the process.