The Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center's commitment to personalized cancer care encompasses the entire family, addressing each patient's unique needs and supporting the patient and his or her family through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery periods. We work closely with community resources, such as the American Cancer Society, and utilize all available educational and informational resources in order to meet the special needs of our patients and their loved ones. Here are some of the support services we offer.
Hospice and Bereavement Services
Specialized services are offered through Main Line Health's Home Care Network. A multidisciplinary team that specializes in oncology works with each family to develop a plan that addresses individual needs.
Lymphedema Management Program
Following surgery, some patients may experience lymphedema or swelling of the limbs due to insufficient drainage of the lymphatic system. The Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center offers an individualized program with specially trained therapists to help patients prevent and alleviate this painful condition and promote recovery. more
Bryn Mawr has a dedicated oncology social worker who addresses issues such as community resource referral, coping with illness, family and relationship concerns, and financial or insurance needs. Group and individual counseling is also available.
Qi Gong Classes
As part of its Oncology Outpatient Social Work Series, Bryn Mawr Hospital is now offering Qi Gong classes to its oncology patients. Qi Gong (pronounced “chee gung”) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine that originates from China. This mind body practice incorporates breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, circulate life energy, and counteract stress.
“Mind body practices like Qi Gong can help reduce the stress, anxiety, and depression related to a cancer diagnosis, and restore balance and energy,” says Ruthmary Strohm, MSW, LSW, an outpatient oncology social worker at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
To learn more, please contact the Bryn Mawr Hospital Outpatient Oncology Social Work Department at 484 337-3594.
Pain and Symptom Management Program
Oncology-certified nurses, in coordination with the cancer treatment team, help patients manage symptoms such as pain, fatigue and nausea.
Free Wig Program for Cancer Patients
Free wigs are available to women who are experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatments to help them look and feel their best. Appointments can be scheduled at Bryn Mawr Hospital by calling 484-337-8720.
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Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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