Supportive Care for Cancer Patients
Helpful Resources to Meet Your Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Needs
At OhioHealth, you have access to services, education and support from the moment an abnormality is detected all the way to survivorship. Our services are designed to help you manage your care, restore your sense of well-being and overcome the challenges of living with cancer.
Your navigator will serve as your personal guide throughout the cancer journey, linking you to services, education and support you need to successfully manage your care and restore your sense of well-being. Your navigator will help you understand medical terms, diagnoses, procedures and all treatment modalities; provide information for informed decision-making about treatment options and more.
Integrative care can help improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being during and after cancer treatment. Complementary therapies may be combined with your cancer care plan to help manage symptoms, improve quality of life and enhance the effectiveness of your cancer care plan. Acupuncture, massage therapy and nutritional counseling are just some of the services offered in our program.
Genetic Counseling and Testing
The OhioHealth Genetic Counseling program provides comprehensive and informative risk assessment for hereditary cancer. Additionally we help determine whether the cancer in someone’s family is hereditary and, in collaboration with you and your physician, help develop the most appropriate ongoing care plan.
Patients can feel lost after their cancer treatment, when they are no longer regularly seeing their cancer physicians. And for patients currently going through cancer, they may also want time for fellowship with other patients and survivors, and to hear tips from experts. Our survivorship services and programs are here to help.
Supportive Care is an important part of your health and well-being.
Whether it's talking with a chaplain or one of our social workers — or simply finding a way to feel better — we provide resources that can help.
Spiritual Care Along Your Cancer Journey
Our chaplains can help you understand how your faith or spirituality both impacts and is impacted by your health, in addition to connecting you with spiritual resources and sources of support for your treatment journey. Learn more about our Spiritual Care Program.
Living Story Tattoo
Living Story Tattoo offers restorative tattooing for breast reconstruction patients and breast conditions requiring areola pigment or asymmetry correction. All tattooing is performed by Christina Siegel, RN, BSN. Christina has extensive experience working in plastic surgery offices in Columbus and has completed an apprenticeship with a local tattoo artist and trained with a tattoo artist who specializes in 3D areola tattooing. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Christina Siegel at (937) 470-5332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit LivingStoryTattoo.com.
OhioHealth Social Services
Medical social workers provide referrals and resources to help relieve patients’ worries about obstacles that may prevent them from seeking or continuing their medical care. For information contact OhioHealth CancerCall at or 1 (800) 752.9119, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OhioHealth Cancer Wellness
OhioHealth offers two cancer wellness programs for cancer patients at any stage of treatment. These programs focus on exercise sessions and also other important aspects of cancer survivorship that include nutrition, lifestyle modification, massage therapy, stress management and more. For details, talk to your Patient Navigator or contact the programs at The McConnell Heart Health Center (614) 566.3880 or Grant Health and Fitness at (614) 566.9045.