Northside is committed to caring for women on every level – emotional, spiritual and physical.
Registered nurses with specialized training in breast cancer, these navigators possess extensive knowledge of breast cancer and navigating the healthcare system. Nurse navigators accompany patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For information on Nurse Navigators at Northside, please call (404) 300-2571.
Taking care for a woman’s emotional health is an important part of every cancer treatment plan. And that means offering easy, respectful and private access to the products she needs to feel and look her best. A Woman's Place is a specialty boutique that offers custom-fit breast forms, mastectomy bras, wigs (Atlanta location only), lymphedema products and more.
A non-profit organization providing a variety of supportive services for cancer patients and their families. Services include informative educational programs, a variety of gentle stress reduction and exercise classes and social activities. Classes are free and led by professionals committed to individuals facing cancer. For information call (404) 843-1880 or visit us online at www.cancersupportcommunityatlanta.org.
Spiritual care is essential to the treating the whole person. The Pastoral Care Team works wih patients to draw on resources of faith to experience a meaningful quality of life during this time.
Palliative care is a partnership among patients, medical specialists and family members to ensure the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of a patient are met. Northside’s Palliative Care Team is interdisciplinary, combining the expertise and knowledge of physicians, nurse practitioners, medical social workers and chaplains who have specialized training in helping patients to treat the discomfort, symptoms and stress of a serious illness.
Clinical dietitians play an integral role in both the inpatient and outpatient oncology programs. All patients admitted to the Oncology unit are assessed and monitored by a clinical dietician who assists in meeting nutritional needs. Dieticians also work with outpatients in radiation oncology to help identify patients at high nutrition risk.
When facing cancer, patients need a special kind of support -- support that can only come from someone who knows what they are going through, someone who has been through it themselves. The Network of Hope connects patients with survivors who have faced cancer and embraced life afterward.
For additional information on support and survivorship, please click here.