Specialized Services & Support Information
Oncology Care Management (Social Worker)
The Oncology Social Worker is available to assist with a variety of issues that cancer patients and their support system face. The Social Worker can assist with financial concerns including referrals to community resources as well as assistance with the completion of the forms for the various financial assistance programs. The Social Worker may also provide individual support and counseling to a patient and their families on a variety of issues. For more information, please call (603) 524-3211 Ext. 3357.
The Clinical Registered Dietitian can provide nutritional counseling to cancer patients across the continuum of the cancer experience, whether the patient is focused on prevention, or is in cancer treatment, cancer recurrence, or palliative care. Our goal is to ensure the patient is able to maintain their nutritional status throughout their treatment, which will aid in therapy outcomes. For more information and appointment scheduling, please contact the Clinical Dietitian at (603) 524-3211, ext. 3088.
Occupational and Physical Therapists with specialized training in oncology and rehabilitation can assist an individual on the road to health and wellness following a cancer-related diagnosis.
Therapy programs centered on individualized evaluations are based on each client’s specific need and developed in collaboration with the oncologist and/or surgeon. Therapy can address limitations in strength and joint motion, as well as decreased endurance and fatigue related to cancer or cancer treatments. Specialized programs to address recovery from a mastectomy are available. Rehabilitation Services are available in many locations.
Aromatherapy is a noninvasive method of healing based on the therapeutic use of essential oils that are either inhaled or applied to the body. Aromatherapy can complement other treatments and helps patients to reduce stress and anxiety. It can also relieve pain and nausea and restore energy, health and a sense of well-being. For more information or an appointment, please call (603) 524-3211, ext. 3382.
Many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment experience hair loss, and having a quality wig can often help patients feel more comfortable and confident during their treatment. The Wig Bank is a community-based, free service of the American Cancer Society and LRGHealthcare. Dedicated to helping people enhance their appearance and self-image during cancer treatment, the Wig Bank provides patients with a wig, instructions on how to care for it, and emotional support.
The Wig Bank at Lakes Region General Hospital is located near the Oncology Department. Caring, trained volunteers will help cancer patients select or order an appropriate wig, and advise them on other support services that may be available.
At LRGHealthcare, we understand that medical treatment is only one aspect of dealing with cancer. Support groups, including the Breast Cancer and Beyond group for breast cancer patients, and Taking Life in Control for all cancer patients, meet regularly at Lakes Region General Hospital. Whether a patient is facing a new diagnosis, side effects of treatment, or life after cancer, these groups can help patients learn from others who have shared their experiences.
For more information on LRGHealthcare's Cancer Services, please call (603) 527-2905.