Nurse navigators to guide you
The goal of your cancer care team is to help reduce anxiety associated with cancer treatment and support your overall wellbeing. Each patient is assigned a specialized nurse navigator to guide you and your family through treatment.
Your navigator works closely with your physicians to coordinate your care, answer questions and connect you to beneficial support services. Throughout your care, your navigator will provide education about your diagnosis and care plan.
Healthy eating is important for everyone, but people with cancer often have special concerns. Registered dietitians provide up-to-date, research-based nutrition advice throughout cancer treatment and into recovery.
A registered dietitian who specializes in oncology nutrition is available to discuss your nutritional needs, provide resources and education and answer your nutrition questions when you undergo chemotherapy. Topics include managing your appetite, enhancing your immune system and getting adequate nutrition.
When cancer surgery or treatment has left you feeling weaker, having difficulty keeping up with your activities of daily living or with special physical needs, you can depend on our Rehabilitation staff to get you back on the road to recovery.
Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists can work with you on strength and conditioning, self-care, swallowing and communication. They can also perform manual lymph drainage, compression and exercises to help you manage the symptoms of lymphedema and avoid inflammation and infections.
Support services for Gynecologic Cancer
If you are battling gynecologic cancer, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources can be a vital component of your treatment and recovery. Living Well Cancer Resources serves as a gathering place, providing comfort and community to anyone experiencing the effects of cancer. The staff works to ensure that you and your family feel less isolated, better informed, more hopeful and empowered to take on the challenge of facing cancer.
Living Well Cancer Resources offers more than 100 programs including educational classes, support and networking groups, exercise classes, counseling, nutrition classes, and stress reduction classes. For more information or a schedule of events, contact the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For patients experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment, Living Well Cancer Resources offers virtual wig consultations. Our wig specialists will help you choose a wig that fits your needs and lifestyle from the privacy of your home. Thanks to generous donations from community organizations and individuals, all wigs are available at no cost to patients.
Learn more at Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources.