Cancer Support Services
At the Lynn Cancer Institute, cancer support services are an integral part
of the overall cancer treatment for our patients and those in the community
facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our cancer support services help
to provide patients and families with their comprehensive needs while
receiving care for an oncology related diagnosis. The cancer support services
offered at the Lynn Cancer Institute are designed to support patients
with the various physical, psychosocial, nutritional, financial and myriad
of other needs that may arise as a result of their cancer diagnosis and
Please contact the Oncology Support Services at 561-955-5406 with questions about supportive services and any phone or virtual program
The Lynn Cancer Institute is proud to offer one of the most expansive and
comprehensive support services programs within the state of Florida with
over nine site specific cancer support groups, as well as wide variety
of wellness programs. Additionally, the Lynn Cancer Institute offers psychosocial
services, oncology rehabilitation services, nutrition, genetics financial
counseling, monthly community lectures and the CINDY program.
The psychosocial team is comprised of oncology-dedicated master’s
level social workers. These specialized counselors have many years of
expertise in assisting the patient and their families on coping and managing
the often complex social and psychological issues that arise from the
diagnosis and treatment. The team also serves as the liaison connecting
the patient and their families to the different resources and agencies
available to assist them through their journey.
A vital module of our program is nutrition. Our clinical dietician specializes
in oncology and is a member of our multidisciplinary team. The dietician
attends the multidisciplinary oncology conferences and is available for
one-on-one consultations at any point throughout the treatment process.
Patients with head and neck cancer commonly have problems with speech,
voice and/or swallowing (dysphagia). Dysphagia may have a gradual onset
with subtle changes in diet or swallowing and be undiagnosed. However,
even a mild change in speech, voice or swallowing can significantly affect
a person's quality of life and/or health.
Our speech pathologists participate in the multimodality oncology conference
to assist the physicians in treatment planning and determine the need
for further evaluation and treatment by this discipline. Our highly skilled
therapists are trained in the latest evaluation and treatment techniques
in order to provide the best care and outcomes for our patients.