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Patient Resources

At the UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center, we want to provide our patients and their families with any resources they may need, from screening exams, nutrition, travel and lodging, spiritual support and more. Click the links below to learn more. 

 

Cancer and its treatment can change what we eat and drink. Chemotherapy affects people in different ways. The type of side effects nad when they happen depend on the type, amount, how often and how long treatment is. Common food-related side effects are listed below with a brief summary. For more information, please see the "side effects" tab and/or visit trusted websites, some of which are listed in nutrition resources below.

  • www.cancer.gov
    • publications
      • patient education publications
        • treatments and side effects
          • eat hints: before, during, and after cancer
  • www.cancer.org
    • treatment & support
      • treatment & side effects
  • www.cancer.net
    • coping with cancer
      • physical, emotional and social effects of cancer
        • managing physical side effects
  • www.mskcc.org
    • adult patients
      • cancer care
        • patient and caregiver education
          • search bar, type: "eating"
            • Top result: eating well during your cancer treatment
  • www.ellicsr.ca
    • clinics and programs
      • ELLISCR kitchen
        • recipes by side effects OR recipes by meal types
  • www.bccancer.bc.ca
    • health info
      • coping with cancer
        • managing symptoms & side effects OR nutrition support
  • www.mayoclinic.org
    • search bar: type "eating during cancer treatment"
      • top result: tips to make food tastier

 

Transportation:

 

Medicaid transport for patients who have Medicaid:

Call 877-633-8747 to schedule. Must be at least 2 business days in advance of the appointment.

 

Go Bus-for patients in the following counties who are coming to UTHNE for medical care:  Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion. Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood.

 

Within Tyler:

  • Tyler Transit Bus – various routes through the city of Tyler (903-531-9418)
  • UTHNE Shuttle Bus-stops at North Tyler clinic, Tyler Transit Depot, and UT Health Northeast campus.

 

Lodging:

 

  • One cottage available for patient use at UT Health North Campus
    • (903) 877-5802 for reservations, ask for Niki
  • Hospitality House
    • $40-$60/night, call (903) 592-7813, for reservations
    • 528 S Saunders Ave, Tyler, TX
  • LaQuinta-University Area, Tyler
    • (903) 525-9677; approximately $75; ask about specific discounts (senior rate, AARP, and/or ask for “GenTen” when making reservation)
    • 2552 SSE Loop 323, Tyler, TX
  • Days Inn
    • (903) 705-4660; approximately $55; ask about specific discounts (senior rate, AARP, etc. when making reservation)
    • 3130 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX
  • Best Western
    • (903) 882-8884; approximately $60; ask about specific discounts (senior rate, AARP, etc. when making reservation)
    • 3501 S. Main, Lindale, TX

PLEASE NOTE: This list is not inclusive. There are many options available and can be found using internet search.

 

 

2-1-1 Texas                                                                   //www.211texas.org/about-2-1-1/

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.

 

Senior Assist Texas                                                                       www.SeniorAssistTexas.com  

(877) 681-2777; Provides telephone equipment for those who have at least ONE of the following disabilities, regardless of age:

 

  • Hearing Loss
  • Vision Loss
  • Upper Mobility Difficulties
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Speech Impairment

 

American Cancer Society

Local office (1301 S. Broadway, Tyler; 903-597-1383) Provides general information, has a support group, can assist with wigs, and Look Good, Feel Better workshops.

Phone 800-227-2345 and ask for “Patient Service Center” for general assistance, and to inquire about their guest room program for lodging assistance.

 

A Woman’s Touch

Green Acres Shopping Center, 1733 Troup Highway, Tyler (903)593-1590.

Breast prostheses, mastectomy, lumpectomy, lymphodema supplies; wigs and headwear.

 

Look Good Feel Better

Non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Local Tyler workshops are held at UT Health Northeast and at the American Cancer Society

 

Headwear

 

 

Wigs in Tyler

  • American Cancer Society

1301 S. Broadway (First and Broadway), Tyler

Phone them to set up an appointment

903-597-1348

  • Reflections

302 W. Rusk, Tyler

903-597-2100

Mon-Thu 10-5, Sat 10-2

 

Cancer Support Groups:

UTHNE Cancer Support Group meets the first Wednesday of the month, noon to 1 pm, in G3117. Group is for current cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

Contact: Margaret, 903-877-8812 for more information.

There are other cancer support groups in Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches.

 

 

When faced with a medical situation, the main focus is to heal the body.  For some though, a medical diagnosis or treatment may require spiritual healing as well.  That’s where our healthcare team and Pastoral Care services can help.  The chaplains at UT Health Science Center are trained to assist our patients, families, and staff by providing support throughout the healing process.  This can include prayer, reading of scriptures, providing companionship, or arranging visits from leaders of specific faiths.

 

Our Pastoral Care team offers a caring environment and respects each one’s spirituality.  With 20+ volunteer chaplains, we cater to all walks of life and traditions of faith when spiritual support is needed.  To receive support services from the Pastoral Care staff, please request your nurse to make a consult or call 903-877-2859.

American Cancer Society

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

This is Living with Cancer

 

Patients Like Me

 

Chemo Care

  • //chemocare.com/
  • Information on chemotherapy medications, side effect management and nutrition.

 

Cancer Care

  • https://www.cancercare.org/
  • Information on resources locally and nationally for counseling, support groups, financial assistance, and many others.

At UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center we understand how a cancer diagnosis — and cancer treatment — can impact your life. That’s because we’ve been helping East Texans fight cancer for more than 30 years… with the same leading-edge treatments and care offered at large cancer centers in major metropolitan areas.

UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center is owned and operated by UT Health North Campus Tyler. Our Tyler, Henderson and Jacksonville locations operate as departments of UT Health North Campus Tyler.

 

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