Support Services

When individuals are diagnosed with cancer, they are faced with many uncertainties and often need guidance and emotional support. Regional Cancer Center has a full-time psychosocial clinical nurse specialist available for individual or group counseling. We also provide the following support services:

Nutritional Counseling

Today there is a wealth of evidence substantiating the importance of nutrition throughout the continuum of cancer care - from prevention to treatment, rehabilitation, and survivorship. Nutritional counseling with an Oncology Dietitian is available at the Regional Cancer Center. Please call 239-343-9511 for information or an appointment with Taylor Lawless RD, LDN. Our Oncology Dietitian is Registered with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, and also licensed in Florida. Click here to view the Nutritional Counseling Brochure.

Breast Health Centers

Our specially trained staff provide services including screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, cyst aspiration, stereotactic biopsy and osteoporosis scanning. A group of staff and physicians trained in diseases of the breast are available to assist you and answer your questions. Need more information? Check out the Breast Cancer Navigator information below. Please call 239-343-1999 to schedule an appointment at any of our Breast Health Centers or click here to visit the Breast Health Centers website

Palliative Care

Palliative care is patient- and family-centered care that focuses upon effective management of pain and other distressing symptoms, while incorporating psychosocial and spiritual care according to patient/family needs, values, beliefs and culture(s). The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve suffering and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families, regardless of the stage of the disease or the need for other therapies. Palliative care can be delivered concurrently with life-prolonging care or as the main focus of care. The palliative care or Q-life physicians are available as clinically indicated, and all cancer patients are screened for palliative care needs at their initial visit, at appropriate intervals and as clinically indicated by National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines. When effective cancer therapy is no longer an option, patients will have access to optimal palliative care and counseling with respect to end-of-life issues. If you need to speak with our team of palliative care professionals, please call 239-343-9560.

Head and Neck Clinic

The Regional Cancer Center offers specialized care for individuals with voice problems related to head and neck cancer and for professional voice users. Voice/speech rehabilitation services include evaluation of the larynx with videostroboscopy and tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis management for laryngectomees.
Videostroboscopy examines the vocal cords with a light and tiny camera within a scope. Light flashes on and off (strobe) as the vocal cords vibrate and move. This movement is videotaped and reviewed in slow motion for a closer look at the vocal cords.

Compassionate Care Program

In collaboration with community organizations — Susan G. Komen, Krystalz for Cancer — we are able to provide services to underserved populations with a cancer diagnosis. Please call our Cancer Advocacy Center at 877-680-0008 for information and assistance.

Support Groups

The Regional Cancer Center offers monthly support groups that are designed to support and educate patients and families. The support groups offer information on their cancer diagnoses, treatments, ways to manage side effects/complications of treatment, as well as emotional support.

There is no fee to attend any of our support groups, but seating is limited. It is best to contact the group facilitator.

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