Cancer Support Services - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Cancer Support Services

At PIH Health, we want to support you in all aspects of your cancer journey. In addition to comprehensive medical care, we offer many supportive services to help you along the way.

American Cancer Society

PIH Health is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS branch office is located at PIH Health and staffed by trained volunteers. You’ll find a wealth of support services and resources, including programs such as Look Good…Feel Better, educational materials and a 24-hour Cancer Information Hotline (562.945.8326). Contact the ACS office at 562.698.0811 Ext. 12820.

Care Management and Social Services

If you’ve been in the hospital for treatment, our Care Management and Social Services department case managers can help you arrange for a safe and successful return home. Our social workers connect you and your family with resources to help you work with the healthcare system. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12453.

Home Health Services

PIH Health Home Healthcare Services provides cancer patients the care and treatment they need at home. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 65000.

Hospice Care

PIH Health Hospice offers physical, emotional, spiritual and social support to patients and their families facing terminal illness. PIH Health has two hospice locations to serve you in Whittier and Pasadena.  For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 65003.

Genetic Testing

Cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling are available at PIH Health for breast and colorectal cancer. This service helps identify and counsel people at risk for family-related or hereditary cancers. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12930.

Clinical Trials

You have access to a wide range of clinical research trials, including treatments and therapies not yet widely available. Participation in clinical trials helps in developing new approaches to managing cancer. Through our relationship with the Radiation Oncology Therapy Group (RTOG) and the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), we participate in multiple cancer clinical trials, including those conducted by the University of California, Davis and UCI Medical Center, Irvine. To learn more about clinical trials, call the PIH Health Clinical Trials Office at 562.698.0811 Ext. 12930.

Nutrition Services

Our Nutrition Services department provides special medical nutrition and counseling for cancer patients when needed. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12924.

Cancer Support Groups & Programs

PIH Health offers many cancer support groups and programs, including:

  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Journey through Cancer Support Group
  • Look Good…Feel Better program
  • Living with Loss Support Group
  • I Count Too – Bereavement support group for teens and children

Call 562.698.0811 for information on meeting dates, times and locations, or check our online calendar for classes, events and support groups.

Survivorship Program

For cancer patients completing treatment, PIH Health provides a comprehensive care summary and a follow-up plan. We also offer services to help patients return to a normal lifestyle. For more information, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12456.

Rehabilitation Services

PIH Health offers a wide range of rehabilitation services to meet your specific needs and help you return to daily functioning following cancer treatment. Learn more about rehab services like lymphedema treatment and speech therapy.

Complementary Medicine

Complementary treatments like yoga and meditation can help you deal with common side effects of cancer treatment, such as stress, anxiety, pain, nausea and fatigue. Learn more about complementary medicine services at PIH Health.

Transportation Assistance

If you need help with transportation and live within 10 miles of the Cancer Center, PIH Health can help. Licensed, trained drivers can provide transportation in a van with wheelchair accessibility upon request. Ask about transportation help during your visit to the Cancer Center.

Mariposa Boutique

The Mariposa Boutique at the Breast Health Center specializes in products and services for breast cancer patients, including custom prostheses, special clothing, wigs and other items to help you look and feel your best.

Contact Us

Let us help you in your cancer journey. Contact the Cancer Center at 562.698.0811 Ext. 12570 for more information about cancer support services.

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