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 Pastoral Care Counseling.
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.
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.
The Cabell Huntington Hospital Counseling Center 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.
In addition to their assigned duties, the Volunteer Ambassadors of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center create 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 will include a tag that will indicate 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.
Anyone who would like to help pay for the materials to make a blanket can 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. More information is available by calling Jane Browning at 304-544-6275. More information about volunteering is available here or by calling 304-526-2113.
For more information please refer to the Support Groups page.
- Page last updated: Dec 6, 2013