A battle with cancer requires more than just exceptional care for your physical health; it requires great emotional and spiritual strength, and having support is essential. That’s why Centura Health offers a wide range of support services to help you cope with your cancer experience, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
Support groups offer a chance to share your journey and learn from others who are dealing with similar circumstances that others may not understand. We offer a wide variety of support groups, including groups for specific cancers, groups designed for all cancer survivors and groups dedicated to caregivers.
Our genetic counselors help perform genetic counseling and testing. These experts can advise you about your own risks as well as those of other family members. For those who have cancer, genetic counseling and testing may determine if you’re at risk for another type of medical complication or another type of cancer in the future. Genetic counselors help you adapt, cope and determine appropriate steps based on your genetic test results.
The Integrative Therapy Oncology Program aims to optimize overall wellbeing by enhancing mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health through programs and services. The programs offered vary monthly and are FREE to patients, survivors, caregivers, and community members.
Some topics include but are not limited to:
- Guided Meditation
- Zumba Gold
- Tai Chi
- Nutrition and Wellness
- Couples and Cancer
- Easy Chair Yoga
- Anxiety Management
- And many more!
Benefits of Integrative Therapy and Cancer Care:
- Feel less lonely and isolated
- Increase overall wellbeing
- Improve decision-making and communication
- Increase positive feelings, including happiness, connection to others, equanimity, calmness, peace, and compassion
- Reduce symptoms and side effects related to a cancer diagnosis and/or treatment
To find out more information and/or to be added to the email list to receive all up-to-date class information, please contact:
- Tanya Portee, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker at [email protected] or 719-776-5878.
- Brenda Biggerstaff, LSW, at [email protected] or 719-557-4548.
As a part of the Centura Health cancer care team, our nurse navigators play an important role in helping guide you throughout your treatment process. These specially trained nurses help explain and coordinate each step of the care process, giving you a great resource to stay informed and prepared during your treatment.
Cancer treatments can often cause side effects such as nausea, indigestion and difficulty swallowing. These side effects can make getting the right nutrition challenging during a time when maintaining your strength is crucial. This is where the help of the registered dietitians at our cancer centers can be invaluable. These nutrition experts work with the rest of your care team to create nutritional plans customized around your particular needs and challenges.
Palliative care programs specialize in providing relief of pain, symptoms and stress no matter the diagnosis. Our team of caring professionals offers coordinated care to address physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This care can be provided along with other medical treatment.