Patient Education

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The UMC Cancer Center is your resource for all things cancer care. Whether you are a patient, or their friend or loved one, we know this journey is a difficult. That’s why we want you to lean on us! We are with you every step of the way.

The below are just a few of the resources we have to offer you:

Chemotherapy Education

Watch the videos and click on the links below to learn more about chemotherapy treatments:

(English)

(Spanish)


https://www.oncolink.org/ 
http://chemocare.com/

UMC Adult Oncology Symptom Management Clinic

A range of symptoms can occur while undergoing your cancer treatment, and we want to help you be proactive in managing symptoms during treatment. This after-hours clinic is catered to meet your needs and keeps our patients from having to wait in the Emergency Center.

The Change Cycle Series

Every 2nd Tuesday, 8:30AM-10:30AM
Every 4th Thursday, 3PM-5PM

The Change Cycle classes are designed to help patients and their loved ones develop strong coping skills, as major life changes are likely to occur in cancer diagnosis and treatment. For additional information, please contact Dr. Evan Guidry at 809.775.8290.

UMC Cancer Center THRIVE Program

At the UMC Cancer Center, a patient is considered a survivor as soon as the diagnosis of curable cancer is established. We believe the THRIVE program is the next phase of treatment, and it assures our survivors and their loved ones our team is still here for you.

Elements of the program:

  1. Treatment summary- provides a concise view of the treatment and ensures an in-person encounter to discuss questions, issues or concerns.
  2. Health Maintenance- includes detailed history and physical exams to determine risks for other diseases, maintenance care for prevalent cancer, and age-specific diagnostic screening.
  3. Recurrence Surveillance- cancer recurrence and second cancers are a threat to the health of survivors, so we make sure survivors get appropriate screening.
  4. Integrated Medicine- we offer coping skills classes, smoking cessation, counseling services, speech therapy, physical therapy, and nutritional counseling to survivors and co-survivors (the survivor’s loved ones).
  5. Vaccination- cancer patients receiving treatments are considered for age-and-indication-appropriate vaccinations.
  6. Exercise- we work closely with the UMC Activities Center and UMC Team Rehab to offer exercise counseling to all cancer survivors.
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