FCHC Cancer Care
Formerly the Rainbow Hematology / Oncology Treatment Center
Helpful Research Tools
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer you may have many question: Below are some help links to information about cancer:
General Cancer Information
- American Cancer Society – 1-800-ACS-2345; www.cancer.org
- University of Pennsylvania Oncolink – 1-800-789-PENN; cancer.med.upenn.edu
- National Cancer Institute – 1-800-4-CANCER; www.nci.nih.gov
- National Cancer Institute Cancernet – cancernet.nci.nih.gov
- Cancer Guide – cancerguide.org
- Medicine Online – www.meds.com
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation1-800-462-9273;http://ww5.komen.org
- Y-Me – 1-800-221-2141 (English), 1-800-986-9505 (Spanish); www.y-me.org
- The Digital Breast Clinic – www.digitalclinic.com
- Breast Cancer Prevention- www.breastcancerprevention.com
- National Kidney Cancer Association – 1-800-850-9132; www.nkca.org
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – 1-800-955-4572; www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
- Lymphoma Research Foundation of America – 1-800-500-9976; www.lymphoma.org
- National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) -1-888-OVARIAN; www.ovarian.org
- Women’s Cancer Network – www.wcn.org
- Ovarian Cancer Connection – www.ovarianconnection.org
- What To Do If Prostate Cancer Strikes: A Helpbook for Patients – www.cancerresearch.org/prostatebook.html
- Prostate Cancer InfoLink – comed.com/Prostate
- Prostate Pointers – rattler.cameron.edu/prostate
PATIENT SERVICES AND SUPPORT
- Caregiver Support: nfcacares.org or www.caregivers.com
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – 1-888-YES-NCCS; www.cansearch.org
- AirLifeLine – 1-800-446-1231; www.airlifeline.org
- United Ostomy Association – 1-800-826-0826; www.uoa.org
ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLIMENTARY THERAPIES
- Quackwatch – www.quackwatch.com
- University of Texas Center for Alternative Medicine Research – www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/utcam/default.htm
- NIH Office of Alternative Medicine- 1-888-644-6226; nccam.nih.gov
- NCI Eating Hints for Cancer Patients – cancernet.nci.nih.gov/eating_hints/eatintro.html
- Supportive Care/Nutrition Information for Patients – cancernet.nci.nih.gov/clinpdq/supportive_pat/Nutrition_Patient.html
A Commitment to Caring
More than 1300 people from all over Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan receive state of the art Cancer and Hematology care at this nationally recognized center. FCHC Cancer Care, formerly the The Rainbow Hematology/Oncology Treatment Center offers chemotherapy, palliation therapy, blood product transfusion therapy, and infusion therapy for various conditions. We also offer a hematology/oncology clinic. Many services are also provided to support patients and families who are diagnosed with cancer or a hematological condition.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has recognized the FCHC Cancer Care with accreditation of excellence for a Community Hospital Cancer Program since 1992, an honor earned by only 20% of all hospitals in the country.
Appointments may be made through your Drs. office or by self-referral by calling 419-330-2708 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
Our Medical staff at FCHC Cancer Care include Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, and a Hematologist. Our Oncology nurses are all trained in chemotherapy administration. We also offer a closer nurse/patient relationship, as well as educational and informational programs for our patients and the community. There is a nurse on call after hours, on weekends, and holidays, to address patient or family concerns that may arise.
We also have discharge planning, which is an ongoing process between the patient, family, nurse, and any other help that may be needed in the home setting.
Our new treatment room facility offers a wide variety of special features that include:
- Lazy-boy type chairs with individual stereo system and TV for each chair
- Private treatment room with a bed (for those who cannot sit in the chairs)
- An easy access, private entrance
- Larger bathrooms that are wheelchair accessible
- Private interview rooms to discuss patient problems
- Snack area in treatment room for patients
- Large, private waiting room for patients and family
In addition to treating patients, FCHC Cancer Care also offers a wide variety of support services to patients, families, and the community. We offer educational materials and programs, as well as other services to help patients and families cope with the diagnosis and stress of their disease.
- Counseling Services – We provide counseling for nutrition, emotional and coping concerns, as well as end of treatment concerns.
- Lymphedema Clinic – Located in the FCHC Rehabilitation Center at 719 South Shoop Avenue in Wauseon. Includes specialists from physical therapy who are trained to treat patients with lymphedema.
- Prosthesis and Wig Bank – Available for patients who cannot afford to purchase their own.