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
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 groups.
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
Registered dietitians offer individualized counseling on an outpatient
basis. A plan is developed to meet the special nutritional needs of the
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 HomeCare &
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 HomeCare
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
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.