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At Baylor Scott & White - Plano, we don't stop at treating your cancer. That's because we're not just treating cancer. We're treating you. We offer compassionate care and support during your treatment—and long after your treatment is complete—with groups and events to help you maximize your recovery.
Before, during and after cancer treatment, our full-time oncology Nurse Navigator provides a single point of contact who will be with you every step of the way.
We'll start at the beginning, often attending your biopsy with you if requested. Our oncology Nurse Navigator has attended hundreds of biopsies in order to comfort patients undergoing the procedure.
Our Nurse Navigator can be reached by calling 469.814.5768.
Breast Cancer Support Group
You do not have to fight breast cancer alone. Held the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., this group discusses nutrition, exercise, stress management, emotions and recovery techniques. Register online or by calling 1-800-4BAYLOR.
Head & Neck Support Group
A support group for those with oral, head and neck cancer held 6 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. A light dinner is provided. Topics focus on nutritional needs, swallowing needs and other complex needs that follow jaw, facial and neck cancer treatments. For more information or to register, call 1.800.4BAYLOR or search online.
A monthly support group for prostate cancer patients and their families held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information or to register, call 1.800.4BAYLOR (422.9567) or search online.
Reach to Recovery On-Site Program
This program, an outreach of the American Cancer Society, matches newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with breast cancer survivors trained to offer support. Learn more or request a visit at 469-814-6753.
Look Good, Feel Better®
This program, held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, helps patients undergoing cancer treatment feel more comfortable with the changes in their appearance, including hair loss and skin and nail changes. Register online or by calling 1.800.4BAYLOR.
Cancer Survivor Social Events
There's nothing like getting together with others who are winning their battle with cancer to celebrate! Call 469.814.2108 to find out when our next annual Cancer Survivor Social will be held.
Healthy Steps™ is a therapeutic exercise and movement class created by a dance major and breast cancer survivor. It combines music, dance, aerobic exercise and stretching to facilitate lymphatic flow, cardiovascular health, flexibility, balance and endurance.
Held every Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m., the free class is led by lymphedema therapists who are also certified instructors in the Healthy Steps program. Please call 469.814.2550 to register.
Cancer patients often want to know the role that nutrition can play in health and recovery. Baylor Scott & White - Plano has piloted an outpatient nutrition referral program with physicians for newly diagnosed cancer patients.
The program will eventually be offered to all oncology outpatient clinics of physicians on the medical staff at Baylor & White - Plano.
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