The team at the Hahn Cancer Center treats more than just your cancer. They also treat you. We realize that treating the entire person, not just the illness, can reduce recovery time, lessen side effects, improve energy levels and more. Our integrative health programs provide personal support during challenging times. As a patient, the choice to participate in any of our integrative services is up to you.
Services Available at Sentara RMH Medical Center
Image Recovery Center
The Image Recovery Center is an appearance enhancement service designed to help patients dealing with the scarring, skin changes, hair loss and other consequences of disease, injury or treatment. The center's mission is to help patients heal by restoring appearance and body image. By relieving anxiety and concerns related to appearance, our staff works to enable patients to be more active, informed participants in their recoveries.
The Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center offers nutrition counseling for all of our patients. Our dietitian is a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition and consults with patients in the Cancer Center by appointment, over the telephone or by email.
Nutrition services can help you:
- Eat for optimal health.
- Avoid weight loss during treatment
- Manage side effects of treatment such as: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, sore mouth or throat, difficulty swallowing, poor appetite and taste changes
- Plan meals based on your specific needs (weight loss/gain, diabetes, etc.)
- Find information on complementary nutrition/supplements
Learn more about nutrition services at Sentara RMH Medical Center.
Our family therapist specializes in stress reduction and the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and has training in guided imagery and biofeedback. Individual and family counseling is available to help cope with the stress of cancer, depression, anxiety, family and marriage issues, sleep issues and pain management.
All groups are free. Individual sessions are billed to insurance, if appropriate. First session is free.
For more information on counseling, groups and programs call 540-689-7065.
Guided imagery teaches you how to shift emotional distress that depletes energy to positive images that enhance healing.
Learn more about the different guided imagery program offered at Sentara RMH Medical Center.
Biofeedback is an alternative medicine practice that helps people recognize and control stress on certain parts of the body. Individuals learn techniques that can improve sleep, cognitive attention, reduce anxiety, decrease nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy and help with pain management.
Oncology care managers assist patients and families through the often complex cancer treatment process. This service is designed to help patients with issues related to transportation, medication, home care and more. Care managers work with patients and their families to identify care issues and make referrals to appropriate resources.