Cancer’s toll is not just physical, but mental and spiritual as well.
We offer a variety of compassionate, innovative services to help patients
and their families cope with the demands of treatment.
- Clinical Social Worker
- Healing Touch
- Home Health Care
- Hospice Care
- Lymphadema Services
- Nurse Navigators
- Pain Management
- Palliative Care
- Registered Dietitian
- Spiritual Care
- Support Groups
- Yoga for Cancer Health
oncology clinical nurse specialist provides critical education and treatment support to patients. Our nurse
specialist helps with clinical issues, such as pain management strategies
and coordination of care, serving as a valuable resource to patient and
families through each stage of treatment and recovery. For more information,
call (714) 446-7182.
Nurse Navigators are available to offer support and education through every step of diagnosis
and treatment. In addition to helping with clinical issues, such as coordination
of care and symptom management, our nurse navigators help ensure each
patient has the resources and support to successfully recover.
- Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator: (714) 992-3000 ext. 5367
- Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator: (714) 992-3000 ext. 5365
- Gastrointestinal and Urinary Cancers Nurse Navigator: (714) 446-7182
- Nurse Navigator (all other cancers): (714) 446-5123
registered dietitian provides nutritional advice to help patients prevent weight loss, manage
treatment side effects, and maintain their strength and energy levels.
For more information, call (714) 992-3000 ext. 5982.
Clinical social workers address the emotional and social concerns of patients
before, during and after treatment. This ongoing support and intervention
helps patients cope with problems exacerbated by illness, including financial,
employment and insurance issues. For more information, please call (714)
992-3000 ext. 2299.
Certified therapists offer complete lymphedema services, from Comprehensive Decongestive Therapy
(CDT) to help with skin care and adapting daily activities. For more information,
call (714) 992-3000 ext. 2985.
Spiritual care services minister to patients and families of all religious faiths 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Services include visitation, counseling,
intervention, prayer, sacraments and bereavement counseling. For more
information, call (714) 992-3000 ext. 3810.
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
pain management specialists treat pain associated with cancer. Our fellowship-trained physicians are
experts in pain management and anesthesiology, and offer the most innovative
and effective treatments in use today. Unlike many programs which focus
exclusively on medications, our pain medicine physicians provide the entire
spectrum of care, from non-invasive options—such as customized physical
therapy and nerve blocks—to the newest minimally invasive interventions.
For more information call (714) 446-5200.
For patients with life-limiting conditions,
Palliative Care offers compassionate medical care that focuses on comfort and relief of
pain or other symptoms. While all other appropriate medical treatments
may continue, the palliative care team—including advance practice
nurses, social workers, chaplains and other professionals—work to
improve a patient’s quality of life. By helping alleviate a patient’s
physical, psychological, spiritual and practical burdens, palliative care
gives patients a sense of control and allows them to live life more fully.
For more information, please call 714) 992-3000 ext. 6341.
Support groups offer emotional support and information to patients and families experiencing
cancer. These groups include Girl Talk, a breast cancer support group,
and HOPE for Cancer Patients & Caregivers. A complete list of support
groups and their meeting times is available by calling (800) 870-7537.
hospice care is offered to terminally ill patients and their families by a caring team
of registered nurses, chaplains, social workers, and especially trained
volunteers. Tailored to each patient’s needs and wishes, the team’s
efforts focus on pain management and providing emotional and spiritual
support. On-call care and services are available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. Call (714) 712-9559 for more information.
Rehabilitation services are available during and after treatment. A multidisciplinary team, ranging
from physical therapists to speech pathologists, are available to help
patients maximize their comfort and regain skills. For more information,
talk to your doctor.
Home health care brings skilled nursing care, rehabilitation therapies, and treatment options
to the comfort of a patient’s own home. Call (714) 992-3000 ext.
2551 for more information.
Complementary therapies are also available, including:
Healing Touch is a gentle, noninvasive therapy that supports the body’s natural
healing process by restoring balance within the body’s energy system.
Many cancer patients find healing touch to be helpful in relieving treatment
side effects and reducing anxiety. This free service is available by calling
(714) 992-3000 ext. 2937.
Yoga for Cancer Health is designed especially for cancer patients and focuses on improving each
patient’s general well-being and energy level. For dates and times
of this free class, please cal l(877) 459-3627.
Man's Best Friend Therapy offers hospitalized patients the comfort and companionship of spending
time with man’s best friend. Research indicates that dogs increase
a patient’s emotional well-being while reducing anxiety and depression.
For more information, please call Volunteer Services at (714) 992-3000,