The dietitian's role involves not only maximizing the nutritional status of patients, but also educating the public on the relationship of diet to cancer. Together with other members of the team, the dietitian ensures that each patient receives a nutritionally-balanced diet to complement the treatment program and aid in restoring health.
Cancer not only affects the body, but also affects the emotions and lifestyles of those involved. A case manager is available to help patients and family members cope with psychological, social and financial concerns. The case manager can provide advice on support groups, home care assistance, transportation and more. This practical support is vital in maintaining a positive mental and emotional attitude during the cancer battle.
Finances are often a major concern during an illness. The Center has qualified staff to answer questions about financial aid, to help handle insurance claims and to offer counseling on problems that may be encountered with financial resources for treatment and medication. The Center's staff is aware that financial counseling can lead to peace of mind and leave the patient free to concentrate on the road to recovery.
Archbold provides inpatient and outpatient palliative medicine services for our oncology patients. Palliative medicine is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. This type of medicine is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness and the goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the patient’s family. Ask your doctor if you could benefit from palliative medicine.
TheraSphere is a targeted liver cancer therapy with low toxicity, consisting of millions of tiny glass beads containing radioactive Yttium-90. The glass beads (20-20 micrometers in diameter – about a third of the width of a human hair) are delivered directly to the liver tumors. TheraSphere treatment is commonly referred to as selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), transarterial radioembolization (TARE) or simply radioembolization. Find more information here.
Paxman Scalp Cooling System
Scalp cooling – or “cold cap therapy”– works by narrowing the blood vessels beneath the skin of the scalp, which reduces the amount of chemotherapy medicine that can reach the hair follicles. “The cooling treatment, which happens beore, during and after each infusion, decreases the activity of the hair follicles, which slows down cell division and makes the follicles less affected by the chemotherapy medicine,” said Dr. Amanda May, MD, medical oncologist at the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center. To learn more, call the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center at 229.584.5400