The Gordon Hospital Cancer Resource Center is making a difference for cancer patients and families.
When cancer comes into your life or the life of someone you love, decisions about how to treat cancer are made based on many factors. Trying to gather information and research treatment options can be overwhelming. The Gordon Cancer Resource Center is a place where patients and families can turn for support. We recognize that every individual facing cancer is unique. When you come to us for cancer care and supportive services, you will receive the attention that is specific to your needs, delivered in a holistic way. This support is provided by a highly qualified team that includes a nurse navigator, clinical dietitian, chaplain, and volunteers. The center complements the surgical, medical, and radiation oncology services being provided in the community. Our team offers the compassion to heal, the knowledge to empower and the hope of a brighter tomorrow.
Cancer Care Nurse Navigator
After a cancer diagnosis, there are many fears and questions. The Gordon Cancer Resource Center offers a warm and welcoming environment where questions can be answered. The specially certified Nurse Navigator is trained to help cancer patients and their families through the cancer journey. This support includes assisting families in finding credible cancer information, providing support groups, coordinating cancer screenings, educating the community, and serving as a resource for patients, families, and physicians.
Take a Closer Look
Whether you’re personally dealing with a cancer diagnosis, want to learn more about a loved one’s cancer, or have a child who needs research for a school project, the center is the place to turn. In addition to being a vital aid to families, the center complements the medical and surgical oncology services already being provided in the community. Services offered at the center include the following:
Clinical Dietitian and Demo Kitchen
An on-site Clinical Dietitian offers support for patients who are not in the in-patient setting but have complications due to chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. Services provided include addressing nutritional status and assisting with issues relating to oral radiation side effects, loss of appetite, fatigue and weight loss, chemo-induced nausea and vomiting, and parental nutritional support. Emphasis is placed on good nutrition for wellness and long term health.
Image Recovery Boutique
The Gordon Cancer Resource Center in collaboration with Pansy’s Boutique provides convenient, in-house access to prostheses, wigs, bras, and other related supplies often needed by cancer patients. American Board Certified fitters provide services to assist patients with individual needs.
Complete with a computer linked to physician-reviewed Web sites, this element of the center offers pamphlets and book resources available for checkout. Staff is available to assist with internet sites. Whether you’re personally dealing with a cancer diagnosis, want to learn more about a loved one’s cancer, or have a child who needs research for a school project, the Library is the place to turn.
A registered physical therapist, who is trained in lymphatic management, addresses the following conditions related to cancer affecting the lymph nodes:
- Lymphatic fluid management following surgery
- Long-term education to help patients manage their conditions
Family Conference Room
This private area offers a serene, closed-door space for confidential conversations.
The Tumor Registry collects, analyzes and reports information about cancer cases diagnosed and treated at Gordon Hospital. The data is used by Gordon Hospital’s medical professionals for treatment planning and evaluation, outcome measurement, and cancer program strategic planning. In addition, the registry is required by law to report cancer incidence statistics to the State of Georgia Central Registry, the National Cancer Database, and the Impath/Medical Registry Service National Data Set. Confidential patient information is never released.
Support Groups -With You In Mind
Support groups can help patients and their families cope with cancer. Such groups provide the chance to share information, experiences, practical suggestions, and to draw strength from one another. The Gordon Cancer Resource Center offers a variety of support groups, each led by the chaplin, dietitian, nurse, or other trained staff member. We believe cancer care and supportive services should be close to home. To ensure all of the community’s cancer support needs are met, the majority of services provided through the Gordon Cancer Resource Center are offered free of charge. To learn more about our services call 706.879.4746.