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Support Services

Nurse Navigation
Oncology Nurse Navigators are specially designated clinical staff who help patients through their cancer journey, including diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

Social Worker
Oncology social workers play a crucial role in a comprehensive cancer program by providing a safe place to express distress and grief, alerting physicians to patients’ mental health crises, helping to decrease social or financial challenges, and referring patients to online and community resources.

Nutritional Services
The oncology dietitian’s role is to work with the comprehensive care team to identify patients who are at high risk for malnutrition or significant weight loss and work with those patients to maintain their nutritional status during treatment.

Cancer Rehabilitation Services
Research shows that physical and occupational therapies complement cancer treatment in a variety of ways. The program focuses on fatigue, pain management, mobility, and quality of life.

Lymphedema Management
Swelling in an arm or leg is caused by damage to the lymphatic system due to surgery, radiation, infection, or trauma. It can occur soon after treatment, or it may take several years to develop. If you have faced the challenge of breast cancer surgery or radiation, you may now be dealing with this frustrating and sometimes dangerous condition. While lymphedema cannot be cured, we now offer treatment to manage the condition.
Breast prosthesis products - Deaconess Home Services provides quality breast prosthetic products to help post-mastectomy patients.

Deaconess Center for Healing Arts
As part of comprehensive services at The Women's Hospital, we provide patients with an environment of peace and relaxation at our Center for Healing Arts. We treat both men and women with numerous services which include massages and acupuncture. These can complement conventional medicine and aid in the healing process

Emotional and Counseling Support
Deaconess Cancer Services is a community partner with Cancer Pathways Midwest, a place where anyone touched by cancer can laugh, cry, confront fears, share triumphs, and learn how to live through and beyond cancer.

Medication Assistance Program
The Medication Assistance Program (MAP) is a complimentary service provided by Deaconess to help patients in financial need receive their medications at a reduced (or no) cost.

Religious Life
Chaplains provide support to patients and friends or families of patients on multiple Deaconess campuses. You may request to speak to a chaplain at any time.

Home Medical Equipment
Deaconess HME and Freedom Medical offer a broad variety of equipment for respiratory services, comfort aids, and support products to assist with various medical needs.

Your Health
The Deaconess online health blog which includes cancer articles and videos from our expert physicians and staff. 
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