CanHOPE is a non-profit cancer counselling & support service initiated by Parkway Cancer Centre.

As part of the holistic approach towards cancer treatment, CanHOPE works closely with the medical & allied health professionals, offering a wide range of resources & information about cancer in helping patients & their caregivers to make effective, informed decisions in their treatment journey.

The services provided by CanHOPE are:

Cancer Counselling

Cancer is hard to deal with by yourself. No one needs to face it alone. When people with cancer seek and receive help from others, they often find it easier to cope. Although talking about it can be difficult, most people find that sharing their thoughts and feelings help them deal with their condition better.

The various form of support involves:

  • Psycho-emotional & psycho-social issues
  • Coping with cancer & treatment
  • Support group activities

Nutrition in Cancer Care

Eating well during cancer treatment starts by understanding nutrients that are affected by the treatment, and how these nutrients are required to ensure the well being of patients. Educating patients and their families on nutrition principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and showing them the finer points of food selection and preparation becomes the utmost important step to nourishing the body back to good health.

The nutritional services include:

  • Nutrition screening
  • Nutritional resources
  • Nutrition workshops
  • Individual dietary counselling
  • Cooking classes

Rehabilitation

ExerciseThe road to recovery presents unique challenges to each individual. Common side effects experienced by cancer patients during & after treatment may affect functional independence, gait and even quality of life. In addition to medical treatment, rehabilitative services & therapy can be instrumental in assisting the return or improvement in the level of function, endurance & empowerment for patients.

The common rehabilitative programmes comprise:

  • Upper & lower limbs assessment
  • Lymphedema prevention
  • Exercise after cancer
  • Rehabilitation during treatment

Awareness and Outreach

We are dedicated to advocate early detection and awareness of cancer through educational opportunities.

  • CanScrEEN
  • CanFRiENDS
  • ‘I am a Cancer Warrior’ Campaign
  • Seminars and Roadshow

Support Group and Programmes

CanHOPE support groups and programmes consist of organised programmes that bring together individuals led by either a professional or peer leader. Regardless of their structure most support group programmes share the same goals of promoting participant self-awareness, providing accurate and timely information, assisting in the discovery of problem solving strategies and fostering mutual support among group members.

Among the categories of CanHOPE Support Programmes are:

EDUCATION

  • Doctor’s Talk
  • Ask the Dietitian
  • Ask the Counsellor
  • Planning for Your Finances
  • TCM and Cancer Treatment

THERAPEUTIC & SKILLS-BASED

  • Managing Lymphoedema
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Inner Peace Meditation
  • Managing Insomnia
  • Art Therapy

ACTIVITIES

  • Line Dance
  • Circuit Training
  • Get Back on Your Feet
  • Craftwork

Care Coordination

The journey in cancer treatment may raise multiple issues, including logistical challenges, cultural and language barriers, to patients and their families. A team of Care Coordinators working at the forefront at Parkway Cancer Centre is on hand to assist patients in overcoming these issues and provides assurance and a peace of mind through their coordination services locally and in the region.

Care Coordinators’ support includes:

  • Meet and Greet
  • Patient Orientation
  • Liaison between doctors, clinics, radiology centre and patient
  • Translation service
  • Other coordination services

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