Care for the whole person, not just the cancer
Cancer Wellness helps patients and caregivers:
- Manage symptoms
- Improve quality of life
- Be proactive and involved in their care
The comprehensive, evidence-based wellness program at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health is here to support you every step of the way. Whether you are wanting to reduce your risk of cancer, have been diagnosed, are in treatment or survivorship, we have the expert care you need.
Cancer Wellness Program
Education Resources & Classes – Learn from experts about wellness strategies and tips to implement them into your personal care plan.
Patient Navigators – A constant point of contact for the patient and family to help coordinate care, answer questions, and remove barriers.
Our cancer dietitian is available for patients and their care team to learn more about the importance of nutrition after a cancer diagnosis. Individual nutritional support is available for no charge at any point in treatment or survivorship.
We offer several options for patients including:
- Individual in person nutrition counseling sessions
- Phone consultations
- Group education classes
- Customized nutrition planning based on your goals & needs
Nutrition has a role in many areas of a cancer diagnosis including:
Oncology Social Workers- work with patients and families to assess emotional and psycho-social needs. They promote healthy coping by advocating for patients, providing education and information about local resources.
Social workers are a great how to talk to your family and the children in your lives about cancer. They are patient and family advocates. They provide assistance in coping with the diagnosis to patients and families all along the disease continuum, are a continual area of support and conduct research about all of the above!
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to fight cancer related fatigue. Exercise combats muscle loss and improves emotional well-being and sleep quality. We understand that everyone has individual goals. Gain insight from our certified cancer exercise specialist on exercise tips during and after treatment that take into account your cancer history, personal history and goals.
Our cancer focused rehabilitation team understands how a diagnosis of cancer as well as surgery and treatments side effects change how your body feels and moves. Our team of physical, occupational, lymphedema, pelvic floor and speech therapists will help you improve your physical functioning and well-being through individual support.
Our cancer rehabilitation team collaborates with the clinical care team to help patients stay strong; minimize side effects with a focus on quality of life.
Cancer specific resources to help you maintain a healthy body composition to be the best you.
More coming soon.
After your diagnosis and treatment, you may worry about what’s next. Our program includes medical and wellness summary that guides you through what to expect and next steps.
It’s never too late to quit. Stopping the use of any form of tobacco significantly improves your health and the health benefits of quitting smoking today will surprise you. Did you know that you actually begin to feel the benefits of quitting smoking within as little as 20 minutes?
We have several options for a smoke free life. We offer free classes in partnership with The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program. This program helps you develop a plan of action that leads to your quit day. You’ll also get the support you need to remain smokefree for life!
What you’ll learn:
- How to know if you’re really ready to quit
- Medications that can increase your success
- Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier
- How to prepare for your quit day
- Coping strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain
- Developing a new self-image
- How to stay smokefree for good