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
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
239-343-9559 for information or an appointment with Valerie Butram RD, CSO, LDN.
Our Oncology Dietitan is a Certified Specialist in Oncology and Registered with
the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, and also licensed in Florida.
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 239-424-1499 to
schedule an appointment at any of our Breast Health Centers or
click here to visit the Breast Health Centers website.
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 physician is
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
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.
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.