Breast Cancer Resources
The Lutheran Comprehensive Breast Center offers several resources to help you navigate your cancer journey.
Nurse navigators are here to help provide direction, support and encouragement to help patients chart a course. Nurse navigators help patients and families from initial diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Our cancer navigators are here to help. Call us at (260) 435-7959.
Life-saving cancer treatment can affect energy, emotions, activity levels and so much more. Cancer rehabilitation helps patients combat fatigue, pain, weakness and limited mobility and reclaim a more active lifestyle. Lutheran Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation department is located on the third floor of Fort Wayne Neurological Center, 7956 W. Jefferson Blvd. (Door 1F), Suite 310, on the Lutheran Medical Park campus. For additional information about services, call (260) 435-6143.
Lutheran Cancer Resource Center
The Cancer Resource Center provides education and support to cancer patients and their families. Certified oncology nurses staff the center, explaining medical information, helping coordinate care and providing details about additional resources. The Cancer Resource Center is located at 7910 West Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109. Call the Cancer Resource Center at (260) 435-7959.
Nutrition Consultations for Cancer Patients
Nutrition is a key player in the fight against cancer. Adequate nutrition prevents dehydration, malnutrition, infections and hospitalizations, which can interrupt treatment schedules and compromise outcomes.
Cancer patients can schedule an appointment with a dietitian at any time. The dietitian, who will base discussions on each patient's unique diagnosis and treatment plan, will:
- Assess nutritional needs
- Help manage the side effects of treatment
- Determine calorie and protein needs
- Help prevent malnutrition and dehydration
- Decrease the risk of infection and/or hospitalization
To schedule an appointment with a dietitian, call (260) 435-7992.
During your treatment, it may be helpful to access local and national resources to help you cope with and to understand a cancer diagnosis.
American Cancer Society
American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Look Good Feel Better (PDF) is a program from the American Cancer Society designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. The program is hosted bi-monthly at the Lutheran Cancer Center.
National Cancer Institute
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Susan G. Komen Foundation