Cancer Support & Complementary Care

The support services offered at the C. R. Wood Cancer Center go far beyond cancer treatment to help cancer patients – and their families – go on with their lives. We have established a comprehensive array of support services and education services to help people adapt and cope with the emotional and lifestyle changes that inevitably result from a cancer diagnosis. Support services are here to help them understand and utilize the many resources available to them.

Support Services

Our Nurse Navigators provide a wide range of education and support on a one-to-one basis and in groups. Our nurses are available to patients and families from initial diagnosis throughout the cancer experience.

For more information please contact:
Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, OCN, at 518-926-6639
Lisa Haase, RN, BSN, OCN, at 518-926-6563
Nicole Molinero, RN, OCN at 518-926-6629

Recognizing that a cancer patient’s emotional well-being is critical to their physical health, the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital has integrated Psychosocial Oncology into its comprehensive array of health care services. Psychosocial Oncology is available to assist patients and their families in coping with the emotional aspect of cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as the many issues that surround survivorship. The Psychosocial Oncology staff includes a licensed psychologist and a licensed mental health counselor. They provide individual, couple, family and group counseling.

For more information and to schedule an appointment please contact:
Gerry Florio, PhD, or Kate Lail, MHC at 518-926-6640

Our Care Manager can assist you in coordinating your care and in accessing resources including transportation, community services, long-term care facilities and at-home medical needs.

For more information please contact:
Karen Cook, LMSW at 518-926-6619

Our Financial/Insurance Assistant can help you with referrals, prior authorizations, billing and insurance questions and other financial assistance needs.

For more information please contact:
Elizabeth McCauley at 518-926-6516

Glens Falls Hospital has an oncology rehabilitation program for cancer survivors that will help them heal faster and better. The Hospital’s C.R. Wood Cancer Center and Rehabilitation have teamed up to provide this program to the Glens Falls region. These services include lymphedema management, prehabilitation prior to certain cancer therapies and rehabilitation following cancer treatment.

For more information please contact:
Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, OCN at 518-926-6639

The “Uniquely You Boutique and Salon” is dedicated to the special needs that patients may have as a result of cancer treatment. Our licensed cosmetologist provides assistance in selection, styling, and care of wigs as well as the use of turbans, hats, and scarves. She also provides skin care and cosmetic applications as needed.

These services are provided free of charge to any patient of the C. R. Wood Cancer Center.

For more information please call:
Vickie Yattaw, RN, OCN, at 518-926-6639

To schedule an appointment please call 518-926-6640

Massage and Reiki Therapy is available by appointment at Cindy’s Healing Place in the C. R. Wood Cancer Center. Spa services are available for all patients in the C. R. Wood Cancer Center.

To schedule an appointment please call 518-926-6640

Proper nutrition is critically important to successfully living with cancer. The C. R. Wood Cancer Center staff includes a registered dietitian who provides guidance for healthy eating both during and after cancer treatments.

For more information please contact:
Andrea Chowske, RD, CD-N, at 518-926-2635

Our Cancer Center Library is open for patients and families to borrow books and pamphlets on a wide variety of cancer-related topics. We also have a large selection of leisure reading materials on a swap shelf for your convenience.

Families are welcome to use the library to relax and read while you wait for your family member to see a doctor or receive treatment. The library is open to patients and families: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – noon, and, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The C.R. Wood Cancer Center is pleased to provide the following services to help people living with cancer, and their families, improve their emotional health.

ABC Support Group (After Breast Cancer)

  • For: Individuals with breast cancer
  • Meets: 4th Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m., C.R. Wood Cancer Center Waiting Room
  • Contact: Lisa Haase, RN, OCN, 518-926-6563

Blood Cancer Support Group

  • For: Individuals and family diagnosed with lymphoma, leukemia or multiple myeloma
  • Meets: 2nd Wednesday each month, 6:00 p.m., C.R. Wood Cancer Center Library
  • Contact: Karen Cook, LMSW, 518-926-6619

Rays of Hope

  • For: Women with ovarian cancer
  • Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 4:00 p.m., C.R. Wood Community Learning Center at Glens Falls Hospital
  • Contact: Mary Davis, 518-656-9321 or Carol Smith, 518-793-0565

The C.R. Wood Cancer Center is pleased to provide the following services to help people living with cancer, and their families, improve their physical and emotional health.

Healthy Steps© Exercise/Dance Classes

  • For: Individuals with a cancer diagnosis who are interested in a light exercise and dance program to improve their physical and emotional health
  • Meets: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m., Community Learning Center at Glens Falls Hospital
  • Contact: Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, OCN, 518-926-6639

Chemotherapy Education Class

  • For: Individuals and their families starting chemotherapy
  • Meets: Tuesdays at 4 pm, Cancer Center Library
  • Contact: Vickie Yattaw, RN, OCN at 518-926-6639,  Lisa Haase, RN, OCN, at 518-926-6563 or Nicole Molinero, RN, OCN at 518-926-6629

Twisted Twirlers

  • For: individuals diagnosed with any cancer who would like to join this Hall of Fame twirling group
  • Meets: 11:30 a.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
  • Contact: Barbara Ringer 518-792-7437

Ways of Seeing Arts & Crafts Workshop

  • For: Individuals and family diagnosed with any cancer who want to enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art
  • Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 11:00 a.m., C.R. Wood Cancer Center Library
  • Contact: Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, OCN 518-926-6639

Quit for Life

  • What: Tobacco Cessation classes are held each quarter in the Cancer Center.
  • Contact:  Lisa Haase, RN, BSN, OCN, 518-926-6563 for information or to sign up for the next class.

Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon

  • For: All breast cancer survivors
  • Meets: Once each October
  • Contact:  Lisa Haase, RN, BSN, OCN, 518-926-6563

Spring Survivorship Celebration

  • For: Any cancer survivor and their guest
  • Meets: Once each spring
  • Contact: Lisa Haase, RN, BSN, OCN, 518-926-6563

Cindy’s Retreat

Cindy’s Retreat is a weekend getaway for women living with and beyond cancer.  This retreat is held twice a year at the Silver Bay Resort and Conference Center.

For more information please contact:
Karen Cook, LMSW at 518-926-6619

 

Cindy’s Comfort Camp

Cindy’s Comfort Camp is a weekend overnight camp for children and teens who have experienced the death of a family member. This free weekend retreat is held once each fall at the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch in Lake Luzerne NY

For more information please contact:
Suzy Virgil at 518-926-6640

 

Cindy’s Family Camp

A weekend get away for families of an adult with cancer. This camp is held once each spring at the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch in Lake Luzerne, NY for families to come together and learn to live with and beyond the cancer diagnosis.

For more information please contact:
Suzy Virgil at 518-926-6640

 

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