Oncology Support Services

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Oncology Support Services

At UnityPoint Health we make a point to treat not only the cancer, but the entire person. Support services include our oncology nurse navigation team, free support groups for patients and family members, programs offered by the Hult Center for Healthy Living, and resources available through the American Cancer Society.

Support Groups Offered at No Cost

  • Blood Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Caregiver Support
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Ostomy Support
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kids Konnected

For more information, call (309) 672-5785.

Freedom From Smoking - Nicotine Cessation

The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking program approaches the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, supportive style. The small group setting allows for the personal attention that is needed for success. There are seven weekly interactive sessions featuring discussion and skill practice.

Learn more, or register for the Freedom From Smoking program.

Hult Center for Healthy Living

The Hult Center for Healthy Living's oncology support programs offer a variety of wellness services to empower anyone at any stage of their cancer journey and improve their quality of life. Thanks to the support of grants, donors, and our community, the Hult Center is able to provide services at little to no cost. 

We understand during the journey that those with a cancer diagnosis may experience unpleasant side effects and face treatment regimens which can be challenging emotionally, mentally, and physically. Our program services and resources seek to help alleviate these by offering support and complementary care.

For more information or to view a schedule of classes, please call (309) 692-6650 or visit the Hult Center website.

Nutrition Services

Proper nutrition can help you tolerate treatment better, heal faster, and overall feel better. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet and address nutrition symptoms early to help prevent delays in your treatment plan that could have a long-term impact on your health.

A registered dietitian can help you create a nutrition plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Our dietitians can also provide you with samples of nutrition supplements, recipes, and other resources.

Breast Cancer Survivor's Weight Management Program

Diet and physical activity play an important role in breast cancer survivorship. This program will equip
you with the tools and skills you need to manage your weight with diet and lifestyle modification.

Counseling

Counseling services can help patients better cope with a cancer diagnosis and the impact it has on all aspects of life. Our clinical counselor is available to meet with you individually to discuss cancer related issues. We also offer support groups that bring people with similar diagnoses together to share experiences, exchange information, and build a support network.

Massage

Massage is a therapeutic modality frequently used as complementary care in the clinical care setting. Oncology massage is the adaptation of massage techniques to safely nurture the body of someone affected by cancer or its treatments. All therapists at the Hult Center for Healthy Living have received this specialized training, meeting the national Society for Oncology Massage standards of practice.

Healthy Living Classes

Healthy living classes are an important way to help promote an overall balance of body, mind, and spirit. They can help to enhance the quality of life and health of those affected by cancer, contributing to the healing process. We provide a range of classes including aerobics, strength training, yoga, tai ji, and Pilates. Our classes are free to cancer survivors and their caregivers.

American Cancer Society Partnership Programs

The American Cancer Society offers a variety of programs and resources for cancer patients and survivors in our area. Find out what resources are currently available by visiting the American Cancer Society website.

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Trained Look Good Feel Better volunteer beauty professionals teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetic and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women also learn ways to cope with hair loss with the use of wigs, scarves and other accessories. 

For more information, or to register for a patient workshop, please call 1 (800) 227-2345.

Reach to Recovery

Our Reach To Recovery volunteers are specially trained to help people through their experience by offering a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision making. As breast cancer survivors, our volunteers give patients and family members an opportunity to express feelings, talk about fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who has been there. Most importantly, Reach To Recovery volunteers offer understanding, support, and hope because they themselves have survived breast cancer. Program volunteers do not provide medical advice. 

Volunteers are trained to give support and up-to-date information, including literature for spouses or partners, children, friends, and other loved ones. Volunteers can also review American Cancer Society resources that may be able to help with a patient's experience, concerns, and questions. 

To get matched with a Reach To Recovery volunteer, call us at 1 (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Road to Recovery

Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. 

Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. If you or your loved one needs a ride to treatment, call the American Cancer Society at 1 (800) 227-2345 to be volunteer matched, or search online at www.cancer.org for programs in your area.

Wig Bank

The American Cancer Society offers free, brand-new wigs to cancer patients experiencing hair loss as a result of treatment. This service is provided by appointment only. 

To schedule a time to look at wigs at the Methodist facility located on North Allen Road in Peoria, please call 1 (800) 227-2345.

Lodging

The American Cancer Society, in a cooperative effort with hotels across the country, provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging. 

The program is open to cancer patients of all ages, including pediatric patients accompanied by a parent, and patients traveling with children. All accommodations are provided based on eligibility requirements and are subject to availability and to restrictions imposed by the participating hotels. Requests for lodging are met on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more information or to request hotel lodging, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1 (800) 227-2345.

Susan G. Komen Memorial

Susan G. Komen Memorial offers a variety of programs and services for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

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