Your treatment at The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center will start with you and your doctors and nurses. Along the way, your doctor may recommend some of the support services available to you. These may include consultations with staff members from the Pharmacy, Food Service, Social Work, Home Health and/or Counseling.
The Cabell Huntington Hospital has a staff of trained counselors available to help with problems related to stress, depression, anxiety and other issues that may be difficult to address on your own.
A dietitian can offer you advice about your diet and nutrition. The dietitian can recommend specific foods or supplements that will help you maintain proper nutrition during treatment.
If you need nursing care or other medical treatment at home, staff members from Home Health will meet with you and your doctor to discuss how they can be of service.
You may meet with a member of the Pharmacy staff to learn more about medications you are taking. The pharmacist may advise you about interactions with other drugs or foods.
Social workers are on duty Monday through Friday during regular business hours. To speak to a Social Work staff member, please call 304-526-2090. After hours, please go through the operator by dialing 0 (zero).
Volunteers offer a variety of services to patients and families at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. You can learn more about volunteering by calling 304-526-2113.
A special project of the the Volunteer Ambassadors at the ECCC is creating blankets to provide comfort to patients. Each blanket is 60 by 48 inches and costs $15 to make. There are many different patterns for men, women and children, and 100 percent of any donation is used for purchasing materials for the blankets. The blankets include a tag that indicates if they were made in honor or memory of someone, along with the names of the people who paid for the material to make them. If you would like to help pay for the materials to make a blanket, please send a donation to the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center c/o Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation, 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, WV 25701. Donors are asked to write "Lap Blanket Project" on the memo line of their checks. For more information about the Lap Blanket Project or volunteering, please call 304-526-2113.
For more information please refer to the Support Groups page.
- Page last updated: Apr 7, 2014