Cancer Resource Center
Medical Center of Lewisville, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is pleased to provide our patients and the local community access to our Cancer Resource Center. The Center, located near the front entrance of the hospital, provides information and direct assistance to cancer patients, their caregivers and families and the local community.
The Cancer Resource Center is staffed by trained volunteers who are available to listen, support and educate. Volunteers are knowledgeable about American Cancer Society programs and available community resources for those in need of assistance. Medical Center of Lewisville’s Cancer Resource Center will provide visitors with extensive literature about various types of cancers and support groups in the area as well as resources such as:
- Mastectomy Bras
- Comfort Pillows
- Medical Equipment
- Extensive Literature on all types of Cancer
- Reach to Recovery Program
- “Look Good Feel Better” Program (see below)
The Cancer Resource Center is equipped with a computer to allow access for patients and community members to print cancer-specific information, nutrition guidance, details on various procedures and any other information a cancer patient could benefit from, including the latest news on cancer from the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.
Medical Center of Lewisville recognizes the value of on-sight access to information and services, as well as the importance of having trained volunteers available to visit with patients and their families. The Cancer Resource Center is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Volunteers are available additional hours by appointment. Anyone interested in learning more about cancer, in need of support, or interested in volunteering is encouraged to stop by the Cancer Resource Center or call 972.420.1544.
Yoga for Cancer Patients
Medical Center of Lewisville, in partnership with Yoga Bridge, now offers weekly yoga classes for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The findings of a study funded by the National Cancer Institute and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports health benefits for cancer survivors who participate in yoga. While yoga has many components, the researchers believe breathing and meditation probably had the biggest impact.
The study finds that yoga can benefit breast cancer survivors by reducing fatigue and inflammation. At the end of 12 weeks of yoga classes, a group of women who had completed breast cancer treatment, including surgery and radiotherapy, showed an average reduction in fatigue of 57% and up to 20% reduction in inflammation, compared with a similar group that had not received yoga instruction.
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Source: Yoga's Impact on Inflammation, Mood, and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, et al., Journal of Clinical Oncology published 27 January 2014, DOI:10.1200/JCO.2013.51.8860
Look Good… Feel Better
Look Good… Feel Better is a free program sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Medical Center of Lewisville that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. There will be trained, volunteer cosmetologists to teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. The free cosmetic kits are available in light, medium, dark and extra dark shades to enhance all complexion types. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories.
The group meets from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the 4th floor community room of the main patient tower. For meeting dates or more information, please call 972.420.1095.
A Matter of Balance
Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This free eight week program is offered twice a year. For more information or to register, please call Lewisville Rehabilitation Center at 972.420.1775.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Support Group
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Support Group is for families with babies currently in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is made up of parents that have previously had babies in our NICU, nursing staff and parents of new premature or critically ill babies. It is an opportunity for new parents to hear stories from other families who have been through similar experiences. The group provides emotional support and friendship for families who know and understand what they are going through. This is one more way we strive to provide “special care for special babies,” by providing help and support to their parents. Meeting information will be given upon admission.
Ostomy Support Group
If you or someone you know has had bowel or bladder diversionary surgery (e.g. colostomy, ileostomy, urinary or continent diversion), you and your family are invited to attend the Ostomy Support Group. This group provides support and education, updates on current Ostomy or related surgeries, and information on managing skin complications.
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:00pm (Lunch Provided)
Medical Arts Building, 1st Floor, Classroom 3
475 W. Elm St. Lewisville, TX 75057
For more information, please contact Rita Whitney, 972.420.1523 or firstname.lastname@example.org