The St.Vincent Women’s Health Boutique specializes in products and accessories for the unique health needs of women during and beyond their cancer journey. Click here for more information and location.
Meet the Boutique Team
Nutrition is an important factor in anyone’s health, and it’s especially important during cancer treatment. Our dietician—only one of six in Indiana credentialed as a certified specialist in oncology nutrition—helps patients make smart food choices during and beyond cancer treatment. Patients must be referred by their physician.
Eating hints before, during and after cancer treatment.
Meet Our Oncology-Certified Dietician
The goal of supportive care is to relieve the symptoms and stress of cancer, such as pain, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and shortness of breath. Supportive care is appropriate for people of any age and at any point in their cancer journey.
Supportive care is not limited to hospice care. Hospice care is meant specifically for those approaching the last stages of life, while supportive care is appropriate for any stage of a serious illness where quality of life could be improved by treating symptoms.
Supportive care at St.Vincent Cancer Care is provided by a team that includes doctors, nurses and social workers, who work in partnership with your health care team.
Meet the Supportive Care Team
Cancer rehabilitation helps a person diagnosed with cancer obtain the best physical, social, psychological and work-related functioning during and after cancer treatment. The goal of rehabilitation is to help you regain control over many aspects of your life and remain as independent and productive as possible. For more information about rehabilitation services and locations at St.Vincent, click here.
Meet the Cancer Rehabilitation Team
Because we know that meeting patients’ spiritual and emotional needs is part of their healing process, St.Vincent facilities offer trained, professional chaplains in this specialized setting to assist and support them with their spiritual and emotional needs. Our chaplains works cooperatively with local clergy or their representative to honor each patient’s cultural, spiritual and/or religious beliefs and practices. To request a chaplain: From outside the hospital you may call (317) 338-2345 and ask the hospital operator to connect you with a chaplain. Within the hospital, any St.Vincent associate wearing a name badge will page a chaplain at your request, or you may dial “0” on a hospital phone to request a chaplain through the operator. Read more about St.Vincent pastoral care here.
Meet the Cancer Care Chaplain
Hospice is a special way of caring for someone with a limited life expectancy, when the prognosis is discussed in terms of months rather than years. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process. St.Vincent Hospice provides compassionate and holistic care for the dying as well as those who love and care for them. We offer a wide range of services to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the patient and his or her family. For more information about St.Vincent Hospice, please click here or call (317) 338-4040 or toll-free (888) 780-7284.
More than 75 people, ages 2 to 90, contributed to the Cancer Center’s first mosaic. The Women of Hope, who raise money for cancer patients at St.Vincent, funded this mosaic and will support more mosaics to be created for the inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment areas. Artist-in-Resident Joani Rothenberg oversees the creations.About the Cancer Center mosaic…