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Supportive Care Services

The Cancer Resource Center at Methodist Hospitals offers an array of programs designed to empower patients with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in their medical care. A source of support and hope for cancer patients and their families, the Center focuses on the “whole” person”. It offers a variety of educational, supportive, and interactive classes designed to complement the medical therapies the patient is receiving. Before, during and after your treatment, you and your family members are encouraged to take advantage of the many educational and support services available to you.

Resource Library

Cancer patients and their families find Internet access to educational programs and information, plus a wide selection of books, pamphlets and videotapes.

Exercise Consultation

Education about low-impact exercise that can combat fatigue and promote flexibility and movement.

Nutrition Counseling

Our clinical dietitians and nurse specialists provide individual education on strategies for maintaining good nutrition during cancer therapy.

Skin and Hair Care

Skin and make-up consultants are available to meet with patients one-on-one to address skin care basics and hair alternatives that may be necessary following different cancer therapies.

Oncology-Focused Social Worker

Our dedicated social worker helps patients connect with services to lower stress and improve quality of life.

Pastoral Care

A clinical chaplain is available for spiritual counseling 24 hours a day.

Cancer Support Group

An information and support session about healthy eating, activity, stress management and coping during & after cancer treatment.

Southlake Campus, Pavilion B, Oncology Institute Resource Library
200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
By appointment: 219-757-7212

Cancer Patients’ Yoga Class

This class is specifically designed for people living with cancer and is taught by a Certified Hatha Yoga instructor. Hatha Yoga is the preferred yoga practice for cancer patients. It focuses on easy movement and body postures, meditation and brAZZeathing. Classes meet every other Thursday. Southlake Campus, Cancer Resource Center, Pavilion B, 200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville. For information, call 219-757-7212.

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