Cancer Care Patient Resources
At Baptist Health, we provide resources and support to help you and your loved ones adjust to the physical, emotional and other challenges following a cancer diagnosis. We’ll help you recover, and teach you to cope with your disease.
At Baptist Health, we offer a variety of cancer support and education programs, experts and specialty facilities, including a lymphedema clinic for cancer patients experiencing swelling after their surgery. We also offer:
- Nutritional guidance
- Health and wellness centers
- Physical, occupational and speech-language therapy
- Financial Counseling
- Palliative Care
Your doctor may also recommend you supplement your traditional care with integrative therapies, designed to improve your quality of life during and after cancer treatment. At Baptist Health, our offerings may include these, depending on the facility:
PRACTICAL AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT
During and after your treatment, you may also need spiritual support. At Baptist Health, our chaplains may attend to yours and your loved ones’ spiritual and emotional needs, regardless of religious affiliation or non-affiliation.
For your practical needs, our medical social workers can help you understand and coordinate resources in your community. This may include identifying support groups, arranging for transportation and meals delivered to your home.
We also provide financial counseling, to help you navigate billing and what cancer care services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.
Coping with a cancer diagnosis is difficult, and you may need spiritual support.
At Baptist Health, our chaplains may be able to help tend to the spiritual and emotional needs of you and those you care for, regardless of religious affiliation or non-affiliation.
MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKERS
Baptist Health’s medical social workers can provide counseling that may help you and your loved ones adjust to the many changes associated with a cancer diagnosis.
That may include helping you making arrangements with other organizations in your community, such as:
- Finding support groups for people facing the same challenges
- Arranging for home-delivered meals or transportation.
- Crisis intervention and counseling
- Assistance with long-term care planning, and counseling and assistance with long-term care placement, if needed