You are not alone with your cancer diagnosis. Marshfield Clinic offers a number of resources to help with your concerns and issues.
Advance Care Planning
advance care planning education and assistance through our
Community Resources department or Oncology Social Worker.
American Cancer Society Patient Navigator
The free, confidential
Patient Navigator can give you information on your specific type of cancer and treatment, help address your day-to-day concerns, and offer
Caregiver and Home Health Care Resources
We can help you find clinical social workers, payment assistance or rehabilitation services.
Exercise, Rehabilitation and Nutrition: Registered dieticians in the Nutrition Services department can provide you with nutrition assessment, education and counseling. Our
Physical and Occupational Therapy department offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program before, during and after your treatment.
- Obtain insurance benefits and eligibility information
- Get prior authorizations
- Receive fee estimates
- Make bill payment arrangements
- Address other financial needs
The focus of hospice care is supporting family relationships and quality of life for those who no longer benefit from curative treatment.
Chaplains offer prayer, worship services and other resources to help you find strength and purpose in life's experiences. Chaplains minister to individuals on an ecumenical and nondenominational basis and are available to listen and reflect with you on your needs, feelings and personal faith.
Lodging and Travel
Hope Lodge: The American Cancer Society's
Hope Lodge provides free overnight lodging for adult cancer patients and their caregivers.
Ronald McDonald House: A temporary "home away from home" for patients and families of children receiving medical care at Marshfield Medical Center or Marshfield Clinic.
The George E. Magnin Medical Library is open to the general public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. It is located in the Melvin R. Laird Center. The library features over 460 current periodicals covering subject areas of clinical medicine, general science and computer science, including:
- Bound volumes, including textbooks for research or checkout.
- Interlibrary loan
- Book purchasing
- Referencing assistance
Oncology Nurse Triage Line
A telephone service for individuals with questions, symptoms or problems associated with their cancer diagnosis or treatment. Calls are handled by certified oncology nurses who work closely with the medical oncologists.
Oncology Social Worker
The Oncology Social Worker can assist with
- Patient and caregiver support
- Referral to support services
- Discussing workplace issues, financial concerns and transportation concerns
- Referral to support groups
- Obtaining medical equipment
Psychosocial Support Services
Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists work with your care team to help you cope with the psychological impact of cancer and help treat any emotional symptoms you may have.
Whether you want to learn more about cancer, share your experience, or simply know that you're not alone, Marshfield Clinic can help. We offer several
support groups, many in conjunction with the American Cancer Society.