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Memorial Healthwatch Winter 2008/2009

Putting Your Best Face Forward

When Cancer Affects Appearance, the Image Recovery Center® Helps Restore Confidence, Self-Esteem and Dignity

Image Recovery Center

Memorial Cancer Institute's Image Recovery Center® offers personalized counseling and services to help people adjust to the physical and emotional changes brought about by chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery.

Our compassionate, highly trained staff works with cancer patients of all ages to help normalize physical appearance and maintain dignity and self-esteem.

The Image Recovery Center is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the state of Florida. The spa-like atmosphere is designed to promote relaxation, and the services include:

  • Appearance consultation
  • Hair replacement alternatives for complete and partial hair loss
  • Cosmetic solutions for scars, brow and lash loss
  • Skin care assessments and therapy
  • Comprehensive breast care program
  • Mastectomy products and fitting services
  • Post-reconstruction support
  • Lymphedema garments
  • Nutrition and exercise support
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Therapeutic nail services
  • Resources and workshops
  • Gift certificates

The Image Recovery Center is an integral part of Memorial Cancer Institute's interdisciplinary approach to meeting patients' needs. We help educate cancer patients about possible side effects associated with treatments and surgery, and teach them how to prevent and address those concerns.

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No formal referrals are required, and our services are open to anyone with cancer, including patients who are not receiving treatment through a Memorial-affiliated physician or healthcare facility. We will work with you to confirm insurance eligibility, coverage and pre-certification requirements for wigs, mastectomy products, compression garments and other products and services.

For your convenience, after-hours and inpatient consultations are available by appointment. For more information about the Image Recovery Center, please call (954) 844-6814.

To find a Memorial physician who is committed to patient- and family-centered care, call Memorial Physician Referral Service toll-free at (800) 944-DOCS. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.