Support and Education of Patient and Family
The lives of patients families are affected by the disease as well as that of the patient himself. The support of those affected is necessary and may often require input from experts such as psychotherapists, child psychologists, social workers, etc. Our team works with many professionals and non-profit organizations active in these areas and we always recommend our patients and their families to discuss such issues with us.
A patient needs supportive care and relief of the symptoms of the disease in all phases of the course of the disease from the initial diagnosis and throughout the duration of treatment. The role of the oncologist is also important for patients in poor clinical condition where the disease is in its final stages and life threatening. At that time the treatment of symptoms and quality of life of the patient and support for himself and his family is of tremendous importance. Our team has experience in managing palliative care and works with specialist health professionals to provide house care if deemed necessary.
In addition to providing extensive oncology services, our practice also offers patients and their families’ comprehensive support that helps them face and overcome many of the challenges of their disease. Our physicians will help identify the causes of physical, practical or emotional difficulties and will suggest ways to alleviate them or recommend that the patient consult other specialists in any of the following fields:
- Social and Psychological Counseling
- Wellness Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
- Nutrition and Dietary Planning
Some of the above services are provided by voluntary or non-profit organizations with experience in cancer patient support.