Delta Medix Patient General Information

Cancer Support Services

Cancer can take a dramatic physical toll on patients’ bodies, but the mental and emotional demands of serious illness can be just as difficult. The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care offers a range of support programs to help patients and their families cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. These programs are free and open to the public.

Look Good… Feel Better

Our Look Good... Feel Better program is designed to help women better cope with the effects that cancer treatment can have on their appearance. Professional makeup artists teach makeup techniques, skin and nail care, and hair styling and head-covering options that compensate for changes that can result from chemotherapy and radiation. Look Good…Feel Better is held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society.

To register for a class or more information, please contact Cherrie Bentler, CRNP (570) 445-2415.

Nutrition

Nutrition is a major concern for patients with cancer who may be faced with issues related to proper diets, weight management, and possible changes in appetite and taste.

Patients at The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care can request a personal nutritional consultation with a certified dietitian-nutritionist who will be able to assess a patient's current eating habits, and provide advice on how to evaluate various diets and how best to eat while undergoing treatment.

Man To Man Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group

Man To Man Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group is a forum for anyone that is interested in learning about prostate cancer and male health issues through presentations, written materials, and videos. Man To Man meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 PM at The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care.

The group helps men and their families cope with and understand prostate cancer treatment options and quality of life issues after treatment. Professional speakers are invited each month to talk about prostate cancer and quality of life issues.

To register for the Man to Man Program or for more information, please contact Cherrie Bentler, CRNP (570) 445-2415.

A Time for You Support Group

A Time for You is a general cancer support group open to all cancer patients and their families including the newly diagnosed, those currently undergoing treatment and survivors.

A Time for You support group is designed for individuals with a diagnosis of cancer, as well as their family members.   Social support has been shown to accelerate recovery and protect against the consequences of life stress.  When a patient with cancer participates in a support group composed of understanding people who have experienced or are experiencing similar problems, the person may receive emotional and social support as well as assistance in coping with the day-to -day stress of living with cancer. 

The group meets the last Wednesday of the month at 6 PM at The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care. For information regarding our support group, please call Cherrie Bentler, CRNP (570) 445-2415.