Besides advanced surgical and medical therapies to treat cancer and prevent its return, Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center – College Station offers a host of complimentary services to enhance care and the overall patient and family experience.
Nutrition counseling: find the right diet vital to overall health and gaining the energy necessary for the fight against cancer.
Palliative care: complementary treatments to alleviate pain and control symptoms, and provide guidance for those with late-stage disease.
Genetic counseling: familial cancer risk assessments, helping patients and their families form a plan of action for cancer screening and monitoring.
Nurse navigator: your nurse navigator is here to provide comfort by connecting you with information on diagnosis and treatment options. Their goal is to offer assistance to overcome healthcare system barriers, facilitate timely access to quality care and point you in the right direction.
Financial counselor: your financial counselor provides timely verification of insurance benefits and treatment clearance while coordinating information between the insurance company and clinical team. They are also available to help with eliminating or easing insurance barriers that may lead to a delay in treatment for patients.
Social worker: we are in it together, and you have access to a variety of desired support services. Your social worker will assess your and your family’s psychosocial needs, and connect you to education regarding advance directives, home health and hospice care, family leave and disability benefits, transportation and cancer-related support programs.
Psychotherapist: a cancer diagnosis presents new challenges and comes with a range of feelings. Finding healthy ways to cope can positively affect your course of treatment and improve quality of life during what can be a very stressful time. Your psychotherapist is available to provide individual counseling, addressing common concerns like coping and adjusting to cancer diagnosis, self-image, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. If you are interested in these services, please discuss with your oncologist and a referral can be placed for you.
Dietitian: healthy eating is important for everyone, especially for patients with cancer diagnoses. Your licensed dietitian is available to provide up-to-date research-based education, assessment and counseling. They also work alongside your healthcare team to identify opportunities for nutritional intervention or support.
Pastoral care: just as the medical staff provides treatment to the body, pastoral care provides treatment for the soul. Spiritual care can bring comfort, well-being and meaning in times of stress and illness with interfaith spiritual support for you and your family. A chaplain is available to offer support to complement the healing process
The Cancer Center also features a special boutique with support products for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Patients can find specialized skin products for use throughout their treatment, head covers, prosthesis for breast cancer patients and much more. Family members also can find uplifting gifts at the boutique.