Support on Your Cancer Journey
Our team is here to support you from screening to diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship. We will make sure you have all the resources you need to understand your treatment plan while supporting you every step of the way.
Cancer Support Team
Nurse navigator - helps you understand your diagnosis and treatment plan and navigate the health care system. They schedule appointments and help with paperwork. They are also your advocate and provide emotional support.
Social worker – assists you and your loved ones in dealing with emotional, social and financial stresses associated with diagnosis. They also help identify helpful community resources.
Patient financial advocate – assists patients with accessing programs that help with treatment-related medical costs.
Chaplain – provides spiritual direction and support.
Cancer Support Services
Palliative Care is specialized medical care for individuals with serious illnesses. This care is appropriate at any age, at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided while you continue cancer treatments.
Hospice Care is high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living, despite a life-limiting illness. Our professional registered hospice nurses and licensed practical nurses are trained to help families prepare and cope with a terminal illness and its effects on your life.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy - The goal of rehabilitation services during and after cancer treatment is to help you regain the best possible body function and movement. You can expect a thorough evaluation and examination during your first physical or occupational therapy appointment to determine a specific plan of care based on your goals and functional needs, while taking into consideration medical restrictions.
Some benefits of physical activity during cancer treatment include:
- An increased ability to maintain or improve your physical function
- Improved self-esteem
- Decreased reliance on caregivers for daily tasks such as meal prep, dressing, bathing, and physical mobility
Cancer Support Resources
We recommend calling the business to inquire about services, hours of operation or additional information. If you encounter a business or service that is no longer operating, please let us know by calling 570-887-4566.
Additional resources to help you and your family throughout your cancer care are available:
Virtual Cancer Support Group
Support groups provide an opportunity for participants to encourage one another, share information and offer education and additional resources. All are welcome to share experiences about coping, survivorship and triumph in spite of adversity. Visit www.Guthrie.org/CancerSurvivorSupport to learn more and complete the interest form or speak to the oncology social worker for more information.
Wig and Information Support
Wigs and head coverings are available through our Wig Rooms in Sayre, with staff ready to help with fittings. Educational pamphlets are also available for you to take home.
Infusion Therapy Resources