Living With Cancer

 A cancer diagnosis changes your life.  Treatment may bring challenging side effects that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, sad, or anxious about what may come next. Here are some helpful services and information that can help you.  

Lymphedema Program

Lymphedema refers to swelling of a body part, usually in an arm or leg. Extra fluid from lymph glands can build up in tissues after surgery or treatment.
We are recognized as a National Lymphedema Network (NLN)-affiliated site, recognized for our exceptional level of care. Our goal is to lower fluid volume or swelling, and to teach you how to manage your condition. We can help you:

  • Improve your flexibility and range of motion

  • Return to work and leisure activities

  • Ease pain and discomfort

  • Regain a positive outlook on life

  • More easily manage activities of daily living

  • Prevent infections and other complications

For more information about our Lymphedema Program, please call Southern New Hampshire Rehabilitation Center at (603) 577-8400.

Nutrition Counseling

Balanced nutrition is an important part of your cancer treatment. A healthy diet can help you feel better and stay stronger. Our registered dietitians specialize in cancer and can design the best diet for you to:

  • Support your immune system and lower your risk of infection

  • Improve your strength

  • Increase your energy

  • Help you maintain an optimal weight

  • Rebuild body tissue

  • Manage treatment side effects

Social Workers

At Foundation Hematology/Oncology, our social workers specialize in cancer care. We can help you:

  • Gather information so you understand your diagnosis and treatment

  • Consider decisions about your treatment options

  • Deal with issues related to your job and finances

  • Manage stress and family relationships

  • Find community support and educational groups

  • Complete Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning

In short, we can help you and your family cope with every aspect of your cancer diagnosis. For more information, call (603) 886-7900.

Palliative and Supportive Care

Our palliative and supportive care team treats symptoms, relieves suffering, and improves the quality of life for anyone with a serious illness – be it life threatening, chronic (long-lasting), or curable. Our team includes a certified palliative care doctor, care coordinator, trained nurses, social workers, chaplains, and holistic practitioners. We can help you cope with everything from treatment complexity – the pros and cons – to caregiver stress and fears.
Community resources are also available. We are proud to partner with Home Health & Hospice Care (HHHC) and their professionals who help with activities of daily living, skilled rehabilitation, and nursing services.