Cancer Center at Renaissance

Patient Support Services

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Cancer CenterWe encourage you to take advantage of the support services offered to patients at the DHR Health Advanced Care Center.  These services are available to all cancer patients, family members, and friends.

Beauty Salon
Receive the gift of beauty through free haircuts, personalized wig styling, wig maintenance, and beauty tips for treatment’s side effects. Patient can also receive free hair loss products.

Beauty Salon

Monthly Cancer Support Group
This support group allows you to interact with other cancer patients and their family and friends in a fun and friendly environment.

Nutritional Services
When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, proper nutrition becomes a critical part of therapy. Eating adequately before, during, and after treatment helps patients feel better, stay stronger and recover faster. At the DHR Health Advanced Care Center, our oncology dieticians can help patients cope with nutrition-related side effects of therapy and give tips for maintaining good nutrition during their time of treatment.

Our team is comprised of professionals who understand cancer, cancer treatments and their side effects. Our dieticians work closely with oncologists, nurses and social workers to ensure than patients have the most comprehensive care available, both during their hospital stay and as outpatients. Services include nutrition assessment, nutritional supplements, guidance, education and intensive nutrition support when needed. The oncology dieticians at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Cancer Center can meet with patients before cancer treatment begins or any time during treatment. Our staff will:

  • Ask questions about eating habits and weight history to help determine the appropriate nutrition therapy
  • Explain the nutrition-related side effects of cancer treatment and provide diet guidelines to help manage them
  • Give tips on how to maintain proper nutrition throughout the treatment process
  • Check nutrition status and weight on a regular basis to prevent excessive weight loss during cancer treatment
  • Recommend nutrition supplements or support if further steps are required to stabilize nutrition status

The oncology dieticians at DHR provide support and services based on each patient’s individual needs following personalized nutrition assessments. Services we provide for cancer patients include:

  • Assessments to determine nutrition status and to help direct nutrition therapy during and after treatment
  • Counseling and education on appropriate diets and nutritional needs during treatment
  • Weight maintenance or weight gain strategies for patients who are losing weight
  • Guidance on appropriate nutrition supplements for patients who have trouble eating and/or have significant weight loss
  • Nutrition support, which may involve feeding through a tube or through an IV in the veins
  • Eating tips for reducing treatment side effects, such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, taste changes, and dental, gum and mouth problems that affect eating
  • Help with controlling blood sugar for people on steroids or people with diabetes
  • Nutrition care to help maintain growth and development in pediatric patients
  • Information on food-medication interactions
  • Information on herbal supplement, vitamins, minerals and nutrition-related complementary therapies

Nutritional Services

Oncology Massage Therapy
Experience the healing touch through a personalized one-on-one session with a therapist specializing in Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients. This therapy allows cancer patients to release stress, increase relaxation and help diminish anxiety and depression.

Oncology Massage Therapy

Oncology Social Work Services
For patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as their family members, a social worker is an important member of the health care team. Social workers help our patients navigate the care system and support them during the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer. Social work services include counseling, education, discharge and home-care planning services, and referrals to community resources. The roles of a social worker are:

  • Attending to the needs of the whole person
  • Offering advice for conversation with family and friends
  • Facilitating changes in roles and responsibilities
  • Serving as a bridge between the patient and the medical care team
  • Providing access to resources
  • Helping with relationship and intimacy issues
  • Assisting with the adjustment to life during and after cancer treatment
Chemotherapy Class
The Chemotherapy Class is designed to give a better understanding of chemotherapy while helping patients become more familiar with chemotherapy treatment. Staff will provide information regarding the principles of chemotherapy and the administration of drugs. An important part of this program includes helping patients adjust to coping or with side effects related to chemotherapy.

Class Objectives :

  • Provide basic understanding of how chemotherapy works
  • Identify the effects of chemotherapy on blood cells
  • Identify the common side effects that can occur during chemotherapy treatment
  • Provide information on how to manage treatment side effects
  • Provide resources and contacts to assist with cancer needs Topics Covered » What to Expect On Treatment Day
  • Nutrition
  • Appetite
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Mouth and Skin Changes
  • Bone Marrow Changes
  • Hair Loss
  • Reproductive and Sexual Changes
  • Nervous System Changes
  • Psychological and Emotional Concerns
  • Steps to Take During Treatment

Please contact our Oncology Infusion Department at (956) 217-7053 to sign-up for a class.

Chemotherapy Class Brochure

Social Services Meal Program
The Renaissance Cancer Foundation now provides free nutritional care packages for patients and their families. The packages include English and Spanish easy-to-prepare recipes, the food items needed to prepare the recipes for a family of four, and household cleaning items. As we continue to strive for a healthier Rio Grande Valley, we encourage all community members to try these quick recipes and make a pledge to live a healthier and happier lifestyle.

August Quick Recipes
July Quick Recipes

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