Radiation Oncology Patient Experience
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Ensuring that each patient receives expert cancer care within a supportive environment is the top priority at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC),
Patients receiving radiation therapy have the support of a team of advanced oncologists, nurse practitioners, radiation therapists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and other specialists who will aid in their care throughout every stage of treatment.
So that patients and their care partners can focus on treatment, our concierge team is available to facilitate and coordinate patient visits in the following ways:
- Coordinating appointments
- Free valet parking
- Prescription coordination
- Assistance with lodging options for qualified patients coming from a distance
Because patients come from across the country, and world, our concierge team also offers an array of additional services for out-of-town and international patients to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This includes assisting with transportation from the airport, lodging recommendations, translator services and more.
Your concierge can also connect you with a number of UMGCCC's cancer support services.
Proper nutrition is an important part of cancer prevention, treatment, recovery and survival. Our dietitians specialize in cancer nutrition and provide information based on scientifically sound nutrition research. Throughout treatment, a well-balanced nutrition plan can improve tolerance and response to therapy and promote recovery for your specific type of cancer, medical history and treatment plan.
Nutrition counseling by a registered dietitian is available for all UMGCCC patients. Our dietitians offer individualized counseling to patients and their families on diet and nutrition to help during and after cancer treatments. We'll work with you to create a plan that helps you maintain your weight and energy levels and will provide education and guidance on various diets.
We will also counsel you on drug-diet interactions, can assist in managing specialized feedings like tube feedings and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and manage treatment-related side effects that may impact the ability to eat.
If you need any assistance or have any questions, our registered dietitians are available by telemedicine, phone, email and in-person.
Social Worker Services
Licensed social workers are available to help patients navigate financial and insurance questions and offer emotional support and understanding.
Licensed geneticists provide patients with insight into personal risk factors and family history. Our geneticists are available by telemedicine and in-person visits.
Special Pediatric Care
For very young cancer patients, the process of daily visits to the hospital for radiation therapy can be an overwhelming experience.
To help encourage them through the radiation therapy process and provide hope during treatment, UMGCCC grants each child three wishes at the start of treatment. The wishes are placed in a Magic Castle, where a princess comes to grant wishes. On the final day of treatment, the child receives one of those wishes and celebrates with family members and staff.
This project is funded by the Children's Cancer Foundation and donations.
To learn more about services for our patients, or to make an appointment, call 410-328-6080.