Crozer-Keystone cancer patients can expect treatment for both body and mind. We treat your medical condition, but we also understand your needs for emotional balance, physical comfort and quality of life.
The Cancer Center offers many programs designed to enhance the lives of patients during treatment and rehabilitation.
When you’re facing cancer, it’s often helpful to speak with someone who’s gone through the same situation. That’s why Crozer-Keystone Health System offers a variety of cancer support groups for those who are fighting cancer or helping a loved one through a difficult diagnosis.
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Breast Cancer Support Group
Members of this support group meet every Monday to discuss their diagnoses, treatments and experiences with breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Support Group at Delaware County Regional Cancer Center is open to any woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Spouses and significant others are also welcome.
Family & Friends
This support group is designed for the relatives, caregivers and friends of those with a cancer diagnosis... Participants are invited to share their feelings and experiences in a close, friendly setting. The group meets monthly at Springfield Hospital.
General Cancer Support Group
This support group at Delaware County Regional Cancer Center is open to anyone who’s been diagnosed with cancer and/or their adult family members. In a group setting newly diagnosed patients can discuss their thoughts, feelings, concerns and questions about issues related to their cancer diagnosis or treatment.
Man to Man (Prostate Cancer Support Group)
The Prostate Cancer Support Group is open to any man who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This group includes both an educational component and a chance to discuss issues of interest with the other group members. Patterned after the national guidelines for Man to Man, this group is coordinated by a male oncology nurse and meets monthly at Springfield Hospital.
Woman to Woman (Gynecologic Cancer Support Group)
Women affected by a gynecological cancer face physically and emotionally demanding situations and require a great deal of support. Held monthly at Crozer Regional Cancer Center, Woman to Woman is open to women with any kind of gynecological cancer and their loved ones.
Look Good, Feel Better
Women with a diagnosis of cancer and undergoing treatment often experience changes in body image... This support group shares its methods of maintaining appearance during treatment, including help with selecting breast forms, wigs, scarves and skin care/beauty products. The group meets six times per year. Our specialist is also available for private consultation.
Crozer-Keystone's Home Care program provides care in the comfort of patients’ homes. These patients may be newly discharged from the hospital, referred directly by physicians’ offices or in need of skilled care.
Health care and supportive skilled services are provided through a team approach that incorporates the quality care that’s been a Crozer-Keystone tradition. The Home Health team, a group of highly skilled professionals, works in cooperation with patients’ primary care physicians to formulate an individualized care plan.
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In addition, Crozer-Keystone offers hospice care and support for terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Hospice philosophy encourages the continuation of a meaningful life in the presence of a terminal illness. The Hospice Program can provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to Hospice patients and their families/caregivers.
The Hospice Interdisciplinary team consists of nurses, a social worker, clergy, home health aides, volunteer and therapists.
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Nutritional status can affect a person’s ability to deal with aggressive cancer treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Crozer-Keystone Health System offers programs to evaluate the nutritional status of hospitalized cancer patients, and making recommendations based on an individual’s needs. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy staff can also offer nutritional recommendations to their patients.
In addition, nutritional counseling is available to outpatients through fee-for-service consultation. A registered dietitian can help to assess individual nutritional needs and develop strategies for meeting those needs.
Learn more about Nutrition Services at Crozer-Keystone Health Centers
Positively You Personal Appearance Enhancement
Cancer and its treatment have the potential to affect both physical appearance and self-esteem. That’s why we established the Positively You program to assist patients dealing with changes in body image during and after treatment.
In this program, specialists meet with patients privately to assist with such issues as:
- Breast forms
- Wigs and hairpieces
- Skin care and makeup
- Scalp care
- Scarves and turbans
- Hats and special clothing
A supportive and caring environment is provided for private consultations, which are scheduled by appointment. Home appointments can also be arranged for people who are unable to travel. Some services offered by Positively You are covered by insurance. When necessary, services are provided free of charge.
Proactive Energy Program
The Proactive Energy Program (PEP) helps patients battle the side effects of cancer treatments, particularly loss of energy, through emotional support, physical activity and nutrition counseling. Patients are referred to the program by their oncologist.
Prevention & Risk of Cancer Assessment (PARCA) Genetic Counseling Program
Understanding your risk for cancer is the first step towards preventing it. PARCA was developed by the Crozer-Keystone Health System to answer your questions and provide you with an individualized program to help prevent cancer.
PARCA provides cancer prevention strategies, including an initial risk assessment, periodic re-evaluation of changing cancer risks, and education about advances in medical knowledge.
Risk factors that may increase your chance of developing cancer include personal habits, health history, genetic factors and environment. The PARCA program, which first assesses your risk factors using a detailed personal and family history, also includes:
- Risk reduction strategies
- Health screenings
- Genetic counseling and genetic testing
- Entry into research programs and chemoprevention trials
Our genetic counselors are uniquely trained to provide information about the role heredity plays in causing cancer, and will support you in your decisions about genetic counseling.
You might be interested in PARCA if:
- You’re looking to lower your cancer risk and detect cancer early
- You’re concerned about a family history of cancer
- You’ve been diagnosed with cancer or precancerous conditions
Some of these services may be covered by health insurance. For more information call (610) 447-2678.
People diagnosed with cancer and their families often need extra support. Patients at the Crozer-Keystone Health System hospitals have access to the expertise of a medical social worker to assist with a wide variety of problems that can accompany a cancer diagnosis. Social workers can help with such issues as counseling, financial concerns and health insurance questions.
In addition to counseling, social workers have extensive knowledge about resources in the community and can assist with medications, prosthesis, transportation, homemaker services, nursing homes, support groups and legal and financial concerns.