Cancer Support Services
We Care About Your Emotional Health, Too
Living with cancer, even surviving it, comes with a heavy emotional toll.
Thankfully, that’s a burden that no patient has to face alone at
Valley Health. We provide a wide variety of cancer support resources to
help patients deal with their issues and concerns with confidence and courage.
While it may not always seem like a medical or clinical solution, the fact
is that support has a real and tangible benefit for cancer patients and
survivors. It often reduces anxiety and emotional distress, prevents depression,
and can help improve a patient’s overall quality of life. In a difficult
and physically uncomfortable season in a patient’s life, support
can make a significant difference in his or her outlook.
Take a look at the support services we offer below.
Our Wellspring cancer resource center offers products and resources for
the physical and emotional side effects of cancer and chronic illnesses
illnesses and provides support during treatment and recovery. Wellspring
is located at 525 Amherst Street in Winchester.
Our Patient Navigator/Cancer Support Coordinator meets with patients to
provide support, information and resources.
Clinical Research & Clinical Trials
Our medical oncologists participate in clinical trials for new cancer treatments,
allowing our patients access locally to the newest therapies and medications.
Access currently open cancer research trials here.
Specialist in Oncology Nutrition
Cancer patients can receive nutrition counseling from our certified and
Winchester Medical Center offers
genetic counseling services to patients who may have a genetic explanation for their personal
or family history of cancer. A board-certified genetic counselor is available
by appointment to provide a personalized cancer risk assessment and help
patients make informed decisions about genetic testing.
Valley Health’s cancer program offers a helpful resource liaison
at each of our Virginia and West Virginia hospitals, who acts as a patient’s
personal resource. Their goal is to improve the quality of life of each
patient while providing them with the detailed answers they need about
our cancer services.
The program provides emotional support and therapeutic care to both patients
and their families. It includes a service called Expressive Arts, an art
therapy clinic offered adjacent to the Radiation Oncology Department at
Winchester Medical Center.
Valley Health cares about the unique and specific health needs of women,
including women cancer patients. We have programs geared toward making
sure the women in our community are supported in the ways they need most—emotionally,
mentally, physically, and educationally.