Cedars Oncology Supportive Care Centre
GOING BEYOND FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Cancer knows no bounds. It strikes and in a blink of an eye a healthy person becomes a patient. Playgrounds, classrooms, workplaces, family dinner tables, dreams… the dynamics change, but hope remains a potent adversary in the power between human and disease. That is why Cedars is Going Beyond for cancer patients and their families.
With compassion, innovation and inspiration driving its model for excellence, Cedars aims to assure that the population it serves benefits from best-in-class clinical and supportive care, research and education. It also aims to empower patients and families with the guidance they need to cope better throughout the cancer journey.
After all, healing involves more than physical health. The emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of one’s well-being are equally important. The Cedars Oncology Supportive Care Centre will thus be a welcome complement to the state-of-the-art Cedars Cancer Centre.
INTEGRATIVE SERVICES FOR EVERY STAGE OF THE CANCER JOURNEY
Cedars supports and helps deliver a host of integrative programs and services that are evidence-based and complementary to the complex medical care provided to cancer patients in the academic health centre setting. Some are unique in Quebec, such as a lymphedema clinic and pain clinic, while all tackle the various needs of patients, young and old, before, during and after treatment thanks to the Cancer Rehabilitation Program (CAREPRO), Psychosocial Oncology Program, Cancer Survivorship Program, and Cedars CanSupport services.
Everyone—interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, researchers, other professionals and volunteers— Go Beyond together with one overarching goal: improve the health and well-being of patients and their families, helping them cope while empowering them through education and personalized programs. These teams also train the healthcare professionals and scientists of tomorrow, and conduct life-changing research.