For most people, the main focus of treatment is to get rid of the cancer, and have it never come back. Cancer is a very complex process and involves many physical, financial, and emotional challenges for you and your family. Cancer care often involves multiple physicians and other healthcare professionals and can be confusing and overwhelming at times. Levine Cancer Institute has numerous resources available to help make this treatment journey a little easier from diagnosis to survivorship, we are here to provide you with support. Our goal is excellent service and to make sure that you have access to the opportunities that are available.
The Cancer Resource Center provides timely information, referrals to services and resources, and emotional support. Resources include: computer access to online information, a wide variety of brochures, newsletters, booklets, and videos, information on support groups and educational classes, and a calendar of events for cancer patients. The Cancer Resource Center welcomes volunteers. For more information, please contact Barbara Myers, coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolinas Rehabilitation: Levine Cancer Institute partners with highly skilled physicians, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists at Carolinas Rehabilitation to manage the effects of lymphedema. Lymphedema is the accumulation of fluid in the arm or chest wall after breast cancer treatment resulting from damaged lymphatic vessels. The goal of treatment is to move the fluid away from the swollen area and restore the tissue to its normal state.
Classes and support groups: From smoking cessation to nutrition and exercise, a wide variety of classes are available to improve health and quality of life. Integrative services, such as tai chi and yoga, are also available. Support group meetings are available to connect and share experiences with other survivors and their families.
Healing arts: Patients are invited to tap into their creative side by way of projects in writing, painting, music, and other forms of art.
Nurse Navigators serve as a liaison between you and your physician, assist you in scheduling appointments and help you and your family get connected to resources to address physical, mental, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs.
Patient Resource Navigator: Available to offer solutions to nonmedical issues that may arise such as insurance and transportation issues, as well as referrals for support groups and classes. They are also available to simply provide a shoulder to lean on.
REhope fertility treatment: Educates patients on their pre and post treatment fertility preservation options. In some cases, financial assistance may be available.