Cancer Center Team
Along with the highly trained physicians on the hospital staff, our cancer team members work to provide each patient with specialized cancer treatment.
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Judy Jeanes, RN
Ms. Jeanes is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in cancer services. Her position as Director of Cancer Services uniquely qualifies her to guide patients through the challenges of having cancer, from diagnosis to recovery. She has the expertise and understanding to support patients through the direct effects of cancer.
Lymphedema occurs when the ability of the lymphatic system to transport fluid has been compromised. The accumulation of lymph fluid in various tissues results in an increased risk of infection, decreased oxygenation of body tissues, swelling in the limbs, and pain or discomfort in the back, shoulders, or knees. At this time, there is not a clear understanding of all the causes of lymphedema and there is no known cure for the condition. However, with early intervention and therapy, the condition can be effectively managed.
Lymphedema Therapy Services
Denton Regional provides a comprehensive program for the treatment of lymphedema, including a LANA and Vodder trained Occupational Therapist. Our specially trained staff provides patient education, as well as the evaluation and management of lymphedema with the most effective treatment options available, including the following:
- Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD): Therapists use specific hand movements that follow lymph pathways to facilitate the movement of fluid in the lymph vessels
- Bandaging and Compression: “Short” stretch bandages prevent the accumulation of lymph fluid in the tissues. Bandages are worn overnight between MLD sessions
- Remedial Exercises: Exercises used to facilitate the movement of lymph fluid
- Education: During the intensive phase of treatment you will be taught self massage, skin care, exercises, and self-bandaging
For more information about Lymphedema Services at Denton Regional, please contact us at (940) 384-3958.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical nutrition therapy promotes overall wellness and quality of life. It also offers preventative and treatment benefits for a variety of health conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.
The process starts with a comprehensive assessment followed by sound nutritional education. Our Licensed and Registered Dietitians specialize in general and clinical nutrition and develop practical plans that yield long-term benefits. Our specific nutritional services include:
- Individual Counseling
- Group Classes
- Community Seminars
- Public Presentations
A registered dietitian (RD) is a healthcare professional who applies principles of food and nutrition science to disease prevention and/or improvement in overall health. An RD has a bachelor’s and / or master’s degree in dietetics, has completed a dietetic internship accredited through the American Dietetic Association and is licensed to practice by the State of Texas.