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DMC Cancer Care Team and Support Services

A Professional and Caring Treatment Team

Our team of compassionate, knowledgeable professionals includes physicians, nurses, dosimetrists, radiation therapists and physicists.

  • Radiation oncologists are doctors who have received specialized training in the treatment of cancer. They oversee the development of the patients radiation therapy treatment plan, monitor the patients progress and adjust treatment if necessary to make sure patients get quality care throughout their therapy.
  • Medical radiation physicists work directly with the radiation oncologist and are responsible for taking precise measurements of radiation beams and other safety measurements.
  • Radiation therapists treat patients under the doctor's direction and maintain patient records.
  • Dosimetrists determine radiation doses, making sure the tumor receives the proper amount of radiation. Dosimetrists work with the radiation oncologists to plan the patient’s optimum treatment.
  • Radiation oncology nurses educate patients and families about cancer and radiation treatment. They also help manage patients' side effects that may arise during treatment.

Cancer Support Services

We understand the unique needs of cancer patients and offer a full range of programs to assist patients and families throughout the entire diagnosis and treatment process. Individual and family counseling resources and support groups for family and friends are provided by a trained Oncology Social Worker.

We believe in treating the whole person – emotionally and physically. Support for cancer goes beyond the latest treatment options and advanced medical expertise. A cancer diagnosis can impact your relationships, work, and finances and leave you feeling lost and vulnerable. Our oncology social worker is available to all cancer patients, to provide support, education, referrals and counseling through every phase of your cancer.

An oncology social worker can help you:

  • Access information to help understand your diagnosis.
  • Cope with your diagnosis of cancer and the many emotions you may be feeling.
  • Consider treatment options in light of work, family and what’s important to you.
  • Understand social security benefits, disability benefits and insurance coverage.
  • Apply for programs that offer financial assistance.

Our oncology social worker can help you access:

  • Medical care and prescription drugs
  • Home health care and hospice treatment
  • Agencies who provide help at home

Our oncology social worker can teach you about:

  • Talking with your doctors and treatment team members
  • Coping with emotions – sadness, anger, worry and fear
  • Reducing stress and relaxation skills
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Planning for your care with the use of advance directives
  • Life as a cancer survivor

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