Cancer patients have multifaceted support care needs. Our Cancer Network provides access to a full range of support services that address the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
24-Hour Cancer Clinic
The 24-Hour Cancer Clinic, open seven days per week, is available for cancer patients with immediate care needs nights or weekends (such as pain issues, nausea, vomiting, treatment-related side effects). The clinic, located on the Froedtert Hospital campus, is for cancer patients who are being treated by physicians within the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network. Available by appointment.
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program (AYA)
A cancer diagnosis can be especially hard to deal with if you’re a teen or young adult. This program addresses the specific needs of young people who have been diagnosed with cancer, such as emotional support, how to talk about your diagnosis and plan for future goals, such as fertility. It provides supportive resources extending from diagnosis through survivorship. The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program is provided through a collaborative effort of the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and the Children’s Wisconsin MACC Fund Center.
- Advance Directives
- Art Therapy
- Cancer Rehabilitation
- Cancer Sexual Health Program
- Cancer Support Groups and Classes
Child Life Services
A child life specialist is a certified professional who uses developmental, educational and therapeutic interventions to help children cope with illness and hospitalization. Our child life specialist uses knowledge of child development to educate, prepare and support children during the adult’s hospital stay.
Counseling and Emotional Support
A diagnosis of cancer can be frightening for patients and their families. We offer psycho-oncology services at multiple Cancer Network locations. Chaplains are available at our hospitals to provide spiritual support. Talk to your doctor about options.
Financial Navigators and Counselors
Financial navigators are available to patients as a resource to help them understand their insurance plans and benefits. They work with patients to determine if their insurance provides adequate coverage for proposed treatment. If needed, they are also available to help patients search for and enroll in additional insurance plans and/or programs that can help decrease out-of-pocket costs.
Financial counselors help patients who don’t have health insurance determine if they might be eligible for government assistance programs. They also help patients apply for Froedtert & MCW assistance programs. In addition, financial counselors are available to provide patients with estimates of how much services will cost.
- Home Care and Hospice
Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center
Patients and family members can schedule an appointment or drop in at the Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center for a variety of important support services. It is located on the second floor of the Clinical Cancer Center on the Froedtert Hospital Campus, next to the Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinics.
Our registered dietitians offer nutrition advice and help you cope with weight fluctuations, taste changes, loss of appetite or other eating issues that may result from cancer treatment. Ask your doctor or nurse to connect you with a dietitian.
- Palliative Care Program
- Preserving Fertility
Small Stones Wellness Center
Many cancer patients experience changes in their personal appearance. Hair loss, mastectomy and other issues can add to the burden of disease and treatment. The Small Stones Wellness Center supports the healing process by helping you enhance your appearance, promote relaxation and boost self-esteem. We have several locations within our Cancer Network and offer helpful products and classes.
- Smoking Cessation
Our oncology social workers are available to assist you and your family with emotional, legal, financial, transportation and other issues related to your healthcare needs. Should you need immediate assistance with counseling or help locating community resources, talk to your cancer nurses.
Cancer is a disease that affects the spirit and the psyche, not just the body. Upon receiving a diagnosis and beginning treatment, you may be struggling with many issues. Chaplains are available to help you look at and reflect upon issues that may affect you. Our team of professional chaplains is trained to work with individuals of all denominations in a way that respects each person’s faith background and spiritual values.
Recognized as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report
Froedtert Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in three adult specialties and 16 procedures and conditions, including cancer.