Cancer and its treatments sometimes cause physical or psychological symptoms that require both our full attention and action. We have a team of professional health carers dedicated to giving additional care; it covers every aspect of care that brings improvement to your quality of life and to the adhesion to specific cancer treatments.
Dr. Jacques WROBEL is an anaesthetist specialised in the treatment of pain. He is responsible for the therapeutic treatment and assessment of patients. Professional health workers in relaxation techniques such as sophrology, hypnotherapy, musicotherapy, are also at your service.
Nutritional disorders linked to cancer are frequent, even at the time of diagnosis. Early revelation aims at eliminating them before the symptoms occur.
Dr. Laurence POUZOULET, a nutritionist doctor, works alongside the oncologist and patient to restore a nutritional balance. The benefit can be immediate and maintained throughout the treatment thus ensuring the treatment schedule is adhered to, and, more important still, improving the patient’s quality of life. Long term, this nutritional accompaniment reduces the number of relapses, the occurrence of a second cancer or of metabolic diseases such as diabetes or cholesterol.
This can be provided either directly at the Institut de Cancérologie Hartmann or at a private practise elsewhere. (cf Marilyne Baranes, Caroline Davanzo)
Onco beauty treatments
Our beauticians, specifically trained to work with cancer patients, can give you personal advice and care. (cf Marie Alavoine)
Tobacco weaning aid
Tobacco is not only a major cause of cancer (as well as of cardiovascular diseases), but it also reduces tolerance to their treatments. Tobacco weaning therefore is an essential part, both of the prevention of cancer and of the quality of life of patients.
Fertility and cancer
Some treatments can affect fertility. The preservation of fertility before treatment or procreation aid after treatment can be offered.
Sexuality and cancer
This question is rarely mentioned during consultations. Do feel free to discuss the subject with your cancerologist or with any member of your medical team. The treatment, low morale or any change brought about by the disease, can affect your sexuality. Do not hesitate to discuss your problem.
State qualified nurses, specifically trained, both in the use of pot-à-cath and the management of the undesirable side effects of radiotherapy and systemic cancer treatments, are present, both here, in situ, and for home-based care.
The therapeutic accompaniment available at home during a course of outpatient chemotherapy is, naturally, expected by patients. In between two sessions, patients can sometimes feel abandoned, with no precise advice given them for the management of unexpected side effects, nor the possibility of easy access to professional health workers. For particularly fragile patients (the elderly, socially isolated, undergoing intensive chemotherapy … ), this interruption in the continuity of their care can impact unfavourably on their treatment.
We have therefore set up an overall and individualised course of home-based treatment. If necessary, you will be taken in charge of by a team with which we collaborate. Its commitment is to be available for home care 24/7, every day of the week. This continuity of care is co-ordinated by a steering committee.
Hospitalisation can either be programmed or respond to an emergency situation. It can take place either in our oncology or in our medical department at the Clinique Hartmann or at the Hôpital Américain de Paris where the teams are trained to manage situations linked to cancer and its treatments.