|When patients are diagnosed with cancer, they feel uncertain about their future. There are so many tests, medications, and procedures they have never experienced. Getting tests and treatments close to home, in familiar surroundings can lessen that uncertainty. And, that can allow room in their heart for hope about the future. |
At Daviess Community, our oncologist, Dr. Lotfi Hadad, and our team of trained oncology nurses are big on giving our patients hope. They are here by their side every step of the way with powerful cancer-fighting drugs along with innovative medications that reduce side effects like nausea, infection, and fatigue.
For more information or an appointment, call 254-8855.
"When dad was diagnosed with cancer, his oncologist, Dr. Hadad, recommended chemotherapy. At first, dad said no—said he didn’t want to put anyone out driving him to the chemo treatments. But when we found out that Dr. Hadad is at Daviess Community Hospital every week and dad could have chemo there, he changed his mind. It was really convenient—he even drove himself. And the chemo drugs were just what research showed worked. Now, he’s going to meet his first grandson."
Support Groups for Patients and Families:
Families Facing Cancer...
|... is a support group for You;|
... someone in your family; or
... someone very close to you
...who is faced with cancer.
Families Facing Cancer meets once a month. There is no charge to attend or to be involved.
The group is informal and strives to help families:
- Find new solutions
- Obtain relief and understanding
- Gather strength
Concerns may be openly shared and ideas for coping exchanged. Some topics covered include:
- Sharing the Diagnosis
- Sharing Feelings
- Coping with the Family
- Living Each Day
- Financial Needs
- Pain Control
- Access to Home Care, Hospice, etc.
A Medical Social Worker and Oncology Nurses facilitate the group. Guest speakers are also be invited to attend.
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in Daviess Community Hospital’s Education Center Room 2. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served.
If you have questions or would like to register for the group, please phone 254-8892.
When walking along a beach,
a man saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and
throwing it into the ocean.
As he came closer, he saw thousands of starfish the tide had thrown onto the beach.
Unable to return to the ocean during low tide, the starfish were dying.
He observed a young man picking up the starfish one by one and throwing them back into the water. After watching the seemingly futile effort, the observer said, "There must be thousands of starfish on
this beach. It would be impossible for you to get to all of them. There are simply too many. You can't possibly save enough
to make a difference."
The young man smiled as he continued to pick up another starfish and toss it
back into the ocean.
"It made a difference to
that one," he replied.
DCH Specialty and Oncology Services