Cancer Support Programs and Resources
At St. Dominic Cancer Center, we understand the impact that major surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy treatments can have on a cancer patient's physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. Healing is more than just a physical journey, it's also emotional and spiritual. In an effort to touch each of these areas, St. Dominic's offers many support programs and resources for patients and family members.
Hope Conference: Cancer Education
St. Dominic Behavioral Health Associates are dedicated to helping reduce the impact that personal and emotional problems have on a family's livelihood and relationships. Staffed by a team of highly qualified counselors and psychologists, these professionals are committed to St. Dominic's healing philosophy that focuses on meeting the total needs of patients and their family members. For more details, click here.
Camp Bluebird (601)200-3070
Camp Bluebird is a three-day; two-night camp for cancer patients and survivors ages 18 and older, sponsored by St. Dominic's Cancer Center. Camp is for any adult who has ever been diagnosed with cancer whether under treatment, just finished treatment, or cancer free for years.
There are many publications available in the Resource Room which is located on the first floor of St. Dominic's Cancer Center.
St. Dominic's Cancer Services Coordinator ensures continuity of care for oncology patients and is available to answer questions you may have.
Consumer Health Resource Center / Library (601)200-6944
Located on the first floor, this center is available for you to research a medical condition affecting you or your family member. Our reference collection includes on-line health/internet information programs, videos, audio tapes, reference books, journals, newsletters, and. Health-related books, videos and audio tapes are loaned for two-week periods. You can visit the Center or call in a request. Hours of operation vary.
Dominican Plaza, second floor. St. Dominic's state-of-the-art fitness facility features the latest in exercise equipment, a heated indoor pool and private showers. For nominal daily and weekly fees, family members and out-of-town patient visitors may take advantage of The Club at St. Dominic's exercise and dressing room facilities. For more details about The Club at St. Dominic's, click here.
Hospice Program (601)200-6768
St. Dominic's Hospice Program is coordinated by a hospice liaison that works in our Care Management Department, and provides information about hospice care to referred patients and coordinates referrals to hospice agencies.
"Look Good - Feel Better" (601)200-3070
A program for women going through cancer treatment sponsored by the American Cancer Society. All patients receive helpful instructions on applying make-up, scarf tying, and other cosmetic solutions to maximize their appearance during treatment and beyond. These sessions are held quarterly at St. Dominic's Cancer Center.
St. Dominic's membership-based program for individuals age 55 and over offers valuable services and discounts. A one-time membership fee ($15 for individuals and $25 for a couple) entitles you to dining, gift shop, pharmacy, wellness center and spa discounts on St. Dominic's campus. As a patient, you'll receive a complimentary weekday newspaper and courtesy visit from the New Directions staff. For more details, call or visit the office in St. Dominic's East Medical Tower, Suite 500, or click here.
Provides educational programs, information resources, counseling and a host of other services that can help cancer patients and their families learn to adapt to the changes in their lives. It is important that our patients be aware of community resources, receive financial counseling when needed, and have access to home care planning. For more information, call the department or visit the office, located at Suite 300 in our East Medical Tower.
The Spa at St. Dominic's (601)200-5961
West Medical Tower, first floor. Our Spa offers a peaceful environment and highly trained staff to ensure you a calming and rejuvenating experience. Services include therapeutic massage, healing touch therapy, clinical skin & nail care, yoga, pilates and guided imagery for stress relief. Gift certificates and retail products are available. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To learn more, click here.
Wig Program (601)200-3070
The St. Dominic Cancer Center has a wig program for women who are in need of wigs and head
coverings due to illness or medically induced side effects. Our program offers resources to obtain wigs at no charge from the American Cancer Society. In addition, we have wigs, scarves, turbans, on site, that are donated to the Cancer Center from volunteers, salons, and former patients. The wig room is conveniently located on the first floor of the Cancer Center.
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse (601)200-6060
The Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse provides acute and rehabilitative care for patients with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems, including the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. For questions about WOCN services, contact St. Dominic's Wound Healing Center at the number above.
St. Dominic's Oncology Navigators are nurses who are available to help cancer patients and their loved ones on the journey from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. The Navigator provides individualized support and information tailored to patients.
The Oncology Navigator will:
Guide patients and their loved ones through the healthcare system
Help fill out all necessary forms
Refer to healthcare services for further diagnosis and treatment
Locate local resources and support services
Answer questions and provide additional information