Family & Individual Counseling
A cancer diagnosis can be one of the most difficult challenges one faces. Individual counseling is provided free of charge to patients, family members and their caregivers in order to reduce the impact and burden of cancer. The focus is to minimize stressors such as worry and anxiety, depression, financial concerns, transportation, work and social issues and spiritual needs. Also available are support groups that are educational and supportive where individuals can discuss concerns with other patients.
For questions regarding services contact us.
The genetic counselor provides genetic counseling to patients and families interested in learning more about the genetic causes of cancer. Information is provided on the inheritance and implications of hereditary forms of cancer and a risk assessment is performed based on a patient’s personal and family history. The genetic counselor will discuss genetic testing and cancer screening options for patients and their family members as well as coordinate any genetic testing a patient decides to pursue. Results and their implications for follow-up and treatment options are also reviewed and information about community resources is provided.
Discuss a referral with your physician and to schedule an appointment, contact us.
Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in one part of the body, usually in an arm or leg; however, it can also be present in the trunk, abdomen, or head and neck. Lymphedema can occur as a result of cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, or infection. At the Parker Adventist Center for Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, we understand how debilitating lymphedema can be to a person’s life. Our certified lymphatic therapists can help control and improve the symptoms of lymphedema through Complete Decongestive Therapy.
Discuss a referral with your physician or to schedule an appointment, contact us.
As part of your multidisciplinary care team, we develop individualized strategies for best practices in massage that consider your unique condition, needs and circumstances. We then utilize the most appropriate touch-therapy interventions to assist you in achieving a greater sense of well being; while providing benefits to ease symptoms of treatment allowing your body to rally its healing capabilities. We maintain a team of highly skilled and qualified Licensed Medical Massage Therapists committed to each patient’s recovery and welling being. Each of our therapists are licensed and board certified through the appropriate state registry and have been credentialed throughout your hospital system. They have met requirements for advanced specialized massage training, ensuring the design of effective and appropriate care plans for you.
To schedule a FREE massage, contact Cancer Center Scheduling.
The role of the nurse navigator is to ease the burden of cancer treatment for patients and their families. Upon diagnosis, the nurse navigator will reach out to the patient, explain the course of action and the services available.
In addition, the nurse navigator will coordinate with all members of the patient’s medical team to ensure communication is consistent between all of the care team providers.
Examples of service include:
- Listening to patients needs and concerns
- Explaining complicated treatment options and diagnostic test
- Providing education and support
- Coordinating appointments and referrals to effectively cope during these difficult times
We also provide information regarding financial resources, support groups, wigs, hats and any other local and national resources that you may need.
For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact our nurse navigators.
Our Registered Dietitian specializes in oncology nutrition and is available to assess the individul nutritional needs and create an individualized nutrition plan that can be easily managed into daily life. Nutrition recommendations are based on your type of cancer, medical history, personal preferences, treatment plan and the presence of side effects.
The strategy of nutrition counseling is to help the patient cope with common side effects of cancer such as:
- Involuntary weight loss
- Elimination problems
- Digestive difficulties
- Swallowing and throat pain
- Changes in appetite
- Tube feeding
- The need for nutritional supplements
For more information, please call 303-269-4806
At Parker Adventist Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, we understand how treatments for cancer can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Receiving comprehensive rehabilitation during and after cancer treatment can make a tremendous difference in recovery. You will meet with a specially trained therapist to learn exercises and stretches that will help your range of motion, strength, fatigue, and energy levels. Each home program will be tailored specifically to your personal needs.
To discuss a referral with your physician or to schedule an appointment,contact us.
Supportive & Palliative Care
Supportive and Palliative care offers coordinated care to address a patient’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs and help them cope with the pain, anxiety and other symptoms that come with health changes. This care may be provided along with any phase of medical treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Supportive and Palliative care also helps patients and families identify goals of care, providing guidance for difficult treatment choices and assist with advance care planning.
To discuss a referral with your physician or to schedule an appointment contact us.
Yoga for Cancer Recovery
The yoga teacher/yoga therapist will guide you through a weekly 60-minute yoga class focused on breath-mediated movement and appropriate, supportive adaptations of gentle yoga postures. These classes are specifically designed to increase mobility and flexibility, support pain management and lymphedema prevention while improving strength and overall fitness.
Classes will be offered weekly on Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Parker Adventist Hospital in the Conference Center. This class is free, no reservation is required, and a guest is welcome to participate as well.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 303-269-4975