Patient Support

Cancer support services that address body and mind

At the Regional Center for Cancer Care, a program of both Lancaster Regional and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Centers and an affiliate of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, we believe supporting our patients is an important part of our comprehensive care. Cancer treatment often involves numerous specialists, procedures and complementary therapies, and can often be overwhelming. That’s why the Regional Center for Cancer Care's care encompasses a full range of support services that address everything from education and care management assistance, to support groups and spiritual care.

Extra special comfort - with love

A few very generous Lancaster County volunteers hand knit beautiful shawls and one-of-a-kind heart-shaped pillows for patients facing cancer and cardiac issues. Dedicated volunteers personally deliver the gifts to patients.

Care enhancement services

The Regional Center for Cancer Care offers a variety of services to assist you throughout your care, including:

  • Cancer education resources – We offer a wide range of educational resources to help patients and family members learn more about cancer, treatment and recovery.
  • Nutritional counseling – Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. Registered dietitians can help you incorporate proper nutrition to regain strength, rebuild tissue and feel better overall.
  • Spiritual support – Chaplains are available to provide compassionate spiritual and emotional support to you and your family.
  • Also see the "Support" tab for a listing of services provided in cooperation with the American Cancer Society.