Dental Oncology Clinic
Many cancer treatments can affect your mouth. Having a healthy mouth and teeth can help lessen any side effects that may occur. Even if you have regular dental care, visit us before and during treatment.
Registered Dietitians help patients learn which foods are the best to eat to improve or maintain their nutrition status during their illness and treatments.
Social Workers help individuals and families deal with the psychological, emotional, social and practical concerns of cancer. Services are also available for children coping with a family member's diagnosis of cancer. A referral can be made by any of your health care team members, by you or a family member. Most services are available in both French and English.
The Clinical Psychologist assesses and treats psychological and emotional problems that may interfere with the ability to cope with a cancer diagnosis or treatments.
The Physiotherapist helps patients deal with the physical effects of cancer and its treatment. They have special training in treating lymphedema.
Speech Language Pathologists
Speech Language Pathologists assist laryngectomy (voice box removal) patients as well as patients who have swallowing problems due to cancer of the head and neck.
Aboriginal Patient Navigator
The Navigator provides support and advocacy for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) cancer patients and their families, coordinating access to cancer services across northeastern Ontario. The Navigator helps patients and familiies through the cancer system to improve their cancer journey.
Medicine Lodge Keeper
The keeper ensures that all FNIM patients, their families and health care providers are offered the opportunity to use the Medicine Lodge for health and well-being.
Pediatric Interlink Nurse
The Interlink Nurse supports children with cancer and their families to prepare for and deal with treatment, by arranging services in the home and community.
Genetic Counsellors offer counselling and genetic testing for eligible individuals who have a strong family and/or personal history of cancer. A physician referral is required. For more information call 705-675-4786.
The NECC’s Patient Library is available to anyone who would like to borrow books and videos about cancer, treatments and managing your jouney. You can pick up cancer pamphlets, magazines and newsletters from a variety of organizations and explore the Internet for reliable cancer information.
Community Resource Centres
Community resource centres are located throughout Northeastern Ontario. These centres are located in communities that have clinics belonging to the NECC's Community Oncology Clinic Network (COCN).
More information about our programs and services is available in the Information for Patients and Families binder at: www.hsnsudbury.ca