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Support Services

We provide physical, emotional, & spiritual support

In addition to our compassionate, leading-edge cancer care, our Cancer Center staff provide cancer education and offer guidance with difficult decisions. We bring together multiple resources in one place to care for you as a whole person: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for people touched by cancer, including the patient, their family, caregivers, and loved ones. We can help you cope with cancer during and after treatment.

Resources We Offer

Cancer patient and family resources available include:

  • Cancer Patient Resource Center: We offer a variety of resources and education for cancer patients. These include cancer support groups. We provide free resources such as literature on cancer treatment and early detection, wigs and head coverings, and more.
  • Nurse navigators: Your nurse navigator serves as an advocate for you before, during, and after treatment. Your navigator can guide you through the healthcare system and process while coordinating office visits across specialties. They will be there for you to answer ongoing questions, improve access to care, and smooth the transition to life after cancer.
  • Clinical oncology social workers: Social workers who specialize in oncology help patients and their families adjust to life with their illness, learn coping mechanisms, and plan discharge from the hospital. Their training includes age-, cultural-, and spiritual-specific care to identify their patients’ unique treatment and self-management needs.
  • Massage therapy: Therapeutic massage can reduce symptoms, improve coping, and enhance the quality of life in cancer patients. Research proves how massage therapy is beneficial for cancer patients during and after treatment to counteract the negative physical and emotional symptoms of cancer and side effects from cancer treatments.
  • Artist-in-residence: Art therapy can help cancer patients enhance their self-awareness, self-esteem, and boost creative energy to improve mood while reducing feelings of loneliness, stress, and anxiety. It can also help patients express their hidden emotions, which can aid healing.
  • Nutrition support: Eating a healthy diet is important for cancer patients so they can feel better and stay stronger. Good nutrition can counteract gastrointestinal symptoms and restore digestive health while preventing malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies.
  • Palliative and supportive care: Palliative care along with cancer treatments can slow or stop the spread of cancer while improving the patient’s quality of life. You might receive palliative care while receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  • Cancer registry: National and state registries help track trends in who is getting cancer, which cancer treatments are most effective, and what factors can help prevent cancer. Methodist Health System contributes by collecting data on the progress of our cancer patients. All patient information is blinded and aggregated to protect patient privacy and then reported to the National Cancer Database and Texas Cancer Registry. We also conduct almost 75 tumor boards each year, in which a group of physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals review cancer cases and discuss treatment approaches.

  • Online cancer resources

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