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We understand that everyone's cancer experience is unique. Our experts use the latest technology, innovative treatments and research to meet the needs of each patient and family.
Support services at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Medical nutrition therapy
Eating difficulties are often an unfortunate side-effect of cancer. A registered dietitian is available at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® to assist with nutritional assessments and strategic goal setting to help reduce symptoms, maintain weight and improve food intake. For more information call 612-863-9076.
The Cancer Resource Center
Located on the fourth floor of the Piper Building, the Cancer Resource Center offers a comfortable place to learn in a supportive environment. Professional staff members and volunteers can help you locate information and guide you through a large inventory of current information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment options and supportive services.
Cancer-related information is available in books, videos, audiocassettes, CDs, brochures, articles and through the internet. For more information, call 612-863-3150.
Palliative care service
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's palliative care service emphasizes improvement in quality of life for patients with complex needs at any stage of illness. It is available to patients and families experiencing the challenges of symptom management, chronic and advanced illness and difficult decision-making regarding care goals and treatment options. Consults can be requested by calling 612-863-4444, or by physician order.
A diagnosis of cancer involves many challenges and choices. By embracing all aspects of who you are, mind, body, heart and spirit, a healing coach can help you map a path that is right for you. , is a healing coach at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital. In a nurturing environment, she offers ongoing emotional support, information and referrals to integrative therapies, and can:
For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 612-863-0200.