Education and Support
Stay up to date with the latest Miami Valley Hospital Cancer Program health information.
Breast Cancer Coordinator
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a life-changing experience for any woman. It can be overwhelming trying to understand this new diagnosis, making decisions about treatment options and knowing what support is available to women with breast cancer. From the time of diagnosis through recovery, Breast Cancer Coordinators (certified breast health specialists) serve as a consistent source of education and support to women and their families.
Breast Cancer Coordinators provide:
- One-on-one consultations to tailor education to meet each individual woman's needs, answer questions and calm fears
- Reliable informational tools
- Information on support groups and services at Premier Health and in the community
- Attend weekly multidisciplinary conferences to review breast cancer cases of women being treated at all hospitals within Premier Health
- Continual follow-up visits and calls after surgery, during treatment and during recovery
Spiritual Counseling Services
Premier Health Pastoral Care supports patients and families experiencing grief and loss. A diagnosis of cancer can test personal emotional boundaries.
A chaplain from Pastoral Care can provide compassionate care in times of physical, emotional and spiritual stress. Our professionally-trained chaplains respond to requests 24 hours a day for patient visits and referrals to assess spiritual needs.
Learn more about Spiritual Care
At Miami Valley Hospital, we know cancer patients often find comfort in the support of others who know what they are experiencing. Learn More
Rehabilitation and Therapy
Cancer survivors face many challenges, both during and after treatment. Rehabilitation can help patients maintain physical well-being and functional independence, as well as reduce pain and discomfort during cancer treatments. Learn More
Although lymphedema is a debilitating progressive condition with no known cure, it’s important to know that it can be managed. Through the Lymphedema Program, we can help you improve comfort and regain function. Our objective is to teach you and your family members about effective, independent self-treatment. Learn more about lymphedema therapy. Learn More
Healthy nutrition is vital to recovery from cancer. Within the Premier Health cancer services, licensed clinical dietitians help patients with individualized meal planning and solutions to loss of appetite, differences in taste and nausea that may occur during treatment.
Oncology Social Services
Oncology services at Premier Health include the support of licensed social workers who assist patients and their loved ones through referrals for counseling, financial and legal assistance.
There are more than 10 million people in the U.S. today who are cancer survivors. A Survivorship Care Plan helps to ensure the best possible follow-up care and quality of life. Learn More
The Cancer Annual Report
The Cancer Team at Miami Valley Hospital publishes the Cancer Annual Report each year. This report provides:
- An overview of the comprehensive cancer services available at Miami Valley Hospital
- Statistical review of the types and incidence of various cancers diagnosed and treated during the previous calendar year at Miami Valley Hospital
- An extensive review of one type of cancer each year
The Oncology Committee determines which type of cancer is highlighted each year. Numerous professionals in the field write articles about this specific type of cancer.
Experts provide information about the screening, diagnosis and treatment of the particular cancer. The Cancer Annual Report is a resource to individuals seeking additional information about the MVH Cancer Program.
Current Report: Premier Health Oncology Annual Report - 2015
Celebrating Our Champions of Hope
A Miami Valley Hospital fundraising event to recognize a cancer survivor, a medical professional, a caregiver and a special person of inspiration for their work with cancer. Learn More
Clemens Cancer Challenge
The annual Miami Valley Hospital Foundation event celebrates the inspiration and memory of those who have fought, continue to fight or have lost the courageous battle against cancer. Learn More.
Expressions of Hope Boutique
Fidelity Health Care sponsors the Expressions of Hope Boutique. Expressions of Hope offers a variety of products that help women through their journey with cancer.
It is designed for women who have had a lumpectomy or mastectomy. We understand this is a fragile time for patients, not only physically but emotionally. Our trained staff specializes in fitting women for clothing and accessories that will make this time of life more comfortable.
Content Updated: December 31, 2015