Lankenau Medical Center's commitment to personalized cancer care
encompasses the entire family, addressing each patient's unique needs
and supporting him or her through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery
Psychosocial Support A licensed oncology social worker helps patients and families
adjust to the many challenges involved with a cancer diagnosis.
Counseling is available to help with community resource referral, coping
with illness, family and relationship concerns, and financial or
insurance needs. Main Line Health also offers several support
Rehabilitation Services Occupational, physical and speech therapy services are
available for patients who may be physically deconditioned from either
surgery or treatment. Occupational and physical therapies build strength
and endurance and help with self-care and mobility issues. Speech
therapy assesses swallowing in order to place patients on appropriate
diets. Following lymph node or lymphatic vessel surgery, some patients
may experience lymphedema or swelling of the limbs due to insufficient
drainage by the lymphatic system. Our specialized Lymphedema
Management Program helps prevent or treat the symptoms and promote
Nutrition Services Registered dietitians offer individualized counseling on an
outpatient basis. A plan is developed to meet the special nutritional
needs of the oncology patient.
Home Care For patients who require specialized medical needs in the home,
home care referrals are made by the treatment team on an individualized
basis. Services are available through our Home
Free Wig Program Free wigs are available to women who are experiencing hair loss
due to cancer treatment to help them look and feel their best.
Hospice and Bereavement Services Specialized services for end-of-life care are offered through
our Home Care Network.
Chaplaincy Services Because spiritual concerns are often a part of illness, the
hospital has a list of on call clergy and volunteers who are available
to visit you and your family to help meet your spiritual needs. If you
have a need, patient/guest relations is able to contact clergy of your
faith to visit and help with your spiritual concerns. The Lankenau
Medical Center patient/guest relations office can be reached at
484-476-2345. If your request is an emergency, please call the hospital
operator at 484-476-2000.
CarePages Lankenau Medical Center offers a free, private
Web-page service to help family and friends stay in touch before,
during and after hospitalization.
From screenings to lectures to classes, Main Line Health regularly hosts
a variety of special events to help members of our community be aware of
cancer or to deal with it. View our event calendar to find classes
and events near you.
Lankenau Cancer Center
Schedule an appointment with a Lankenau cancer specialist:
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.