At Queen of the Valley Medical Center, our goal is to provide world-class cancer care, close to home. Your care team provides comprehensive, whole person care, from prevention and screening through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
Our Cancer Support Services team is an essential part of your cancer care. Cancer Support Services is an integrated team of nurse navigators, clinical dietitians and oncology and palliative care social workers who work together to support your physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being as part of our Community Cancer Program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Our Cancer Support Services teams works seamlessly alongside your medical oncologist and radiation oncologist to ensure you are receiving the best possible care at Queen of the Valley.
At Providence, we fight cancer on every front, never losing sight of the fact that there’s a person behind every case of cancer we treat. We offer a full range of tests, treatments and support services, including:
- Breast Center
- Clinical trials
- Queen of the Valley Medical Center offers enrollment in clinical trials to patients with various types of cancer. We offer national clinical trials at Queen of the Valley, but also refer patients to clinical trials at Stanford, UCSF, UC Davis and other academic medical centers. We provide more personalized care while also offering the newest and best therapies and clinical trials to patients, right here in Napa. For more information about clinical trials, ask your oncologist or a member of your care team.
- Diagnostic imaging
- DigniCap Scalp Cooling System for chemotherapy hair loss
- Genetic testing
- Queen of the Valley's medical oncology team works with a genetic counselor to provide genetic testing. We provide the latest in genetic testing to help guide our care. Queen of the Valley, through the Providence health system, has access to very sophisticated, modern DNA analysis and we often coordinate with local universities as well. Ask your medical oncologist for more information about participating in genetic testing.
- Home health
- Low-dose CT lung screening
- Lymphedema treatment
- Medical oncology outpatient clinic
- Nutrition/dietary programs
- Outpatient oncology infusion center
- Outpatient rehabilitation services
- Palliative care
- Pastoral care
- Psychological/emotional/spiritual support
- Radiation oncology
- Support groups
- Wellness Program
At Queen of the Valley Medical Center, you have access to world-class care right here in the Napa Valley. Our accreditations are a testament to our ability to increase survivorship in the people we serve.
Our accreditations include:
- American College of Radiology: Mammography Accredited Facility
- American College of Radiology: Radiation Oncology Accredited Facility
- American College of Surgeons: Commission on Cancer
By using evidence-based interventions, our clinical social workers at Queen of the Valley Medical Center are concentrated on helping individuals and families address the emotional and psychosocial impacts a cancer diagnosis can bring. As part of the multidisciplinary cancer team, the role of a clinical social worker is to help individuals cope through diagnosis, treatment and in transitions of care, providing:
- Counseling for anxiety, depression, adjustment, insomnia and other emotions and symptoms related to cancer diagnosis and treatment
- Assistance with practical resource needs
- Advance care planning
- Family meetings
- Goals of care conversations
- Referrals to local, regional, and national resources as needed
By working collaboratively within the cancer team and with community partners, our clinical social workers provide individuals with thoughtful, supportive and individualized care.
Our nurse navigators assist patients who are diagnosed with lung cancer, cancers of the head and neck and breast cancer throughout the continuum of care. Navigators assist patients, providers, and staff by:
- Providing and clarifying information
- Ensuring care coordination
- Helping patients navigate their care from diagnosis, through each stage of treatment and beyond
- Managing symptoms through information sharing and education
The focus of our nurse navigators is to help find solutions to barriers that impact access to care. Nurse navigators are focused on patient empowerment, and they act as a bridge ensuring there are no gaps in care for our patients. Nurse navigators provide a team-oriented, patient-centered treatment experience for every patient.
Amigas del Alma and Facing Forward are locally offered breast cancer support groups offered in Spanish and English.
Currently support groups are virtual due to COVID restrictions.