Georgetown Cancer Center Cancer Treatment Support

SUPPORT | Patient Navigation
Planning for cancer treatment can be an overwhelming and complex process. Through the help of our Patient Navigation program, patients and their families are able to manage the complexities of their treatment as well as connect with available resources to help overcome any barriers during their cancer treatment. At Georgetown Cancer Center, we believe patients can focus their energy on their recovery, if we focus our energy on them.

 

SUPPORT | Nutritional Service
While it is vital to have good nutrition throughout cancer treatment, we know and understand the challenges. Our registered dietitian is part of our multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best outcome in your treatment plan. A complete evaluation of nutritional status and an appropriate plan for intervention are developed based on each patient’s individual need. The goal is to maintain weight, promote muscle mass maintenance and to prevent or minimize side effects from treatment. Education is provided to patients and caregivers to provide optimal nutrition support.

 

SUPPORT | Financial Counseling
There is enough anxiety and stress when you or a loved one are undergoing cancer treatment. At Georgetown Cancer Center, we don’t want your finances to be one of those added worries. A financial counselor offers patients and their families assistance in alleviating the stress and strain that can occur when trying to organize and understand the costs of treatment. Our financial counselor is available Monday through Friday for help with:

  • Obtaining referrals and pre-authorizations for your treatment.
  • Obtaining verification of insurance benefits.
  • Answering questions about account balances.
  • Helping find sources for payment assistance.
  • Managing resources and working through financial difficulties.

SUPPORT | Psychosocial Service
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. Many patients face social and psychological distress during cancer diagnosis, treatment or even during recovery. Our hospital clinical social worker is available to patients and their families, providing assistance at any time during treatment. Initially patients are screened using a distress tool at their first chemotherapy visit and monitored closely by the ongoing multi-disciplinary team.

Give us a call at (502) 868-5600 to make an appointment or submit the form for more information about the hospital’s cancer services.

*This form is not intended for submission of personal medical information.