Programs & Services
Breast Health Navigation Program
Our certified breast health navigator will help guide you through the health care system and ease any fears along the way. She is a specially trained oncology nurse that helps individuals from an initial diagnosis through the course of treatment. The breast health nurse navigator can:
- Answer your questions and help you understand your breast cancer treatment plan.
- Help to facilitate communication between yourself and your physicians.
- Direct you to local resources and support.
- Help you set up and keep track of all your health care services.
- Help you to get answers to any of your questions in an efficient and timely manner.
- Provides ongoing support through the Capital Health Survivorship Program and other support groups.
This program provides a service to our patients at no additional cost to you or your insurance companies. To learn more about the Breast Health Navigation Program, call Trish Tatrai, RN, MS, OCN, CBCN, clinical manager Cancer Programs and breast navigator at 609-537-7485.
If you have a family history of cancer, our cancer genetics risk assessment program offers hereditary cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing by certified genetic counselors. For information, call 609-537-7043.
Scientific studies show that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help some patients who experience complications long after undergoing radiation therapy. Call 609-303-4177 to schedule an appointment.
Lymphedema Management Program
Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes abnormal swelling of the arms, legs, breast, abdomen, neck or head. If you notice persistent swelling associated with your cancer treatment, it is very important that you seek immediate medical advice. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the swelling. Call 609-278-5490 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
A registered dietitian is available to assess your dietary needs and provide individualized counseling at every stage of your treatment. Proper nutrition can improve your energy and help manage the side effects of cancer treatment. Click here to read more about how eating well during and after cancer treatment can help you. Call 609-303-4244 if you're receiving treatment and would like to schedule an appointment.
Oncology Social Work
Our social workers assist patients, family members, and significant others with emotional issues as well as financial and practical needs related to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Call 609-303-4336 for a social worker at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell or 609-394-6080 for a social worker at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.
Palliative care focuses on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families during a serious illness. At Capital Health, we provide palliative care to our patients through a collaboration of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, case managers, pharmacists, complementary medicine providers, and chaplains. Call 609-537-7225 for more information.
Capital Health offers a variety of support group meetings for people with cancer and their families. We can help you find an appropriate group to meet your needs. For information about our prostate cancer support group, call 609-303-4255. For general information about our breast cancer support group, call 609-537-7446.
Starting at diagnosis, you are a survivor. Our program counteracts the sense of powerlessness that people normally encounter when diagnosed with cancer by developing the strengths and strategies to face their cancer-related problems. For information, call 609-537-7446.