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Patient and Family Support Services

Fox Chase offers a wide range of support services to address all of your needs—physical, spiritual and emotional.

We’ve developed a comprehensive guide of the programs and services that we provide throughout your care, from cancer prevention to survivorship.

Clinical Care Resources
Nursing and Nurse Navigators

Education and Guides
The Caregivers Resources Guide, NCCN Guidelines for Patients, and the Fox Chase Resource and Education Center

Managing Your Care and Side Effects
Counseling, integrative care, stress management, pastoral care, pain management, nutrition, rehabilitation services, and the Women’s Menopausal and Sexual Health Program

Prevention and Screening
Preventive measures and assessing your family history for risk

Social Work and Support Groups
Support groups, social work assistance

Survivorship
Care does not end on the last day of treatment

Physical Support Services

Women's Cancer Support

  • Boo's Boutique
  • Women's Menopausal and Sexual Health
    Our team is dedicated to supporting women as they adjust to changes during and after cancer treatment. This program provides education, strategies, and counseling to female patients dealing with menopausal changes, sexual/intimacy issues and fertility concerns. We also offer survivorship gynecologic services.

Fox Chase Patient-to-Patient Network

A new cancer diagnosis can leave many patients feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Talking to a fellow cancer survivor through the Fox Chase Cancer Center Patient-to-Patient Network can help.
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In the Hospital

Here are some things things you can do for your loved one while he or she is in the hospital:

Appointments

It is always helpful for a patient to have someone with them for their appointments and treatments. You can help by driving, keeping them company, listening, taking notes, and clarifying information told to them by the healthcare team.

For more information about what to expect at a first appointment, such as what to bring and who you and your loved one will meet, see our Patient Guide.

Visiting

  • Keep him or her company, if he or she feels up to it. Sometimes, he or she may be tired or prefer to be alone.
  • Listen to and keep track of important information told to him or her by the doctors or nurses. Don't be afraid to speak up if you have questions or concerns.
  • Go for walks with your loved one, if his or her condition allows. Before taking your loved one for a walk, check with the nurse to see if he or she is well enough to walk and good places to walk around.
  • You may bring food from home. Please label any food with the patient's name and the date and give it to one of the nurses who can store it in the patient refrigerator on the unit.
  • If your loved one has had surgery, remind him or her to do coughing and deep breathing exercises and use the deep breathing device.
  • The Relaxation Channel (#27) on the television is a great way to help him or her relax.
    • Sporting events, like Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers games, are not shown in patients' rooms. If that is important to either you or your loved one, you may want to bring in a radio and headphones.
  • Please inform your healthcare team of any cultural or religious practices.
  • Wireless internet service is available throughout Fox Chase Cancer Center. No registration or password is required. On your laptop's list of available networks, select FCCCguest.
  • While you are at Fox Chase, you can use the computers in our Resource and Education Center or Talbot Library.
  • More on dining and visitor services under Visitor Information

Please keep in mind that the patient may have a roommate, so be respectful of their his or her needs. We promote a quiet, healing environment.

  • Survivor Clinics
    Through survivor clinics, we continue our relationship with patients even after treatment is complete. Survivor clinics are designed to:
    • Address the unique healthcare needs of cancer survivors
    • Maximize each patient’s quality of life
    • Provide wellness education and screening
    • Give patients a care plan to help coordinate their care with their other healthcare providers
  • Support Groups
  • Tobacco Treatment

Physical Support Services

Women's Cancer Support

  • Boo's Boutique
  • Women's Menopausal and Sexual Health
    Our team is dedicated to supporting women as they adjust to changes during and after cancer treatment. This program provides education, strategies, and counseling to female patients dealing with menopausal changes, sexual/intimacy issues and fertility concerns. We also offer survivorship gynecologic services.
  • Care Connect

Resource and Education Center (REC)

The Resource and Education Center is a patient and family learning center

Monday - Friday
8 am to 4 pm
The Young Pavilion lobby, or call us at 215-214-1618
Contact a Health Educator online.

We offer accurate information you can trust to all Fox Chase patients and their families, people at high-risk, staff, and the public. Our staff is here to help you learn more about cancer risk, prevention, screening and treatment, like clinical trials. If you need support services, we can also refer you to other Fox Chase departments and programs or to local and national organizations.

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Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing

Fox Chase offers a Risk Assessment Program for individuals and families at risk for cancer and those with cancer—including breast, ovarian, gastrointestinal, endocrine, kidney, diffuse gastric, uterine and skin cancers. Our team of physicians, nurses and genetic counselors provides clinical and genetic evaluation and testing, screening and cancer risk-reduction services. To contact Fox Chase about these programs call 877-627-9684. 

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