A cancer diagnosis is a life changing event, for both the patient and their loved ones. Research shows people who get the support they need have more favorable outcomes.
In response to this and the mission statement of Littleton Adventist Hospital, we offer a wide range of support services to cope with the experience of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Following is a list of groups and services that can strengthen you on this journey.
Littleton Adventist Hospital offers one-on-one genetic counseling to determine an individual’s risk of cancer, including cancer inherited from family members. Each counseling session includes recording the individual’s personal and family history and using that information to make appropriate recommendations for prevention and screening. If the information collected indicates that further genetic testing, such as lab work, is right for you, the counselor will discuss the pros and cons of such testing with you during your session. If you would like more information, call 303-734-2035.
Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
If you have been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and would like to connect with other women, share support and gain valuable information, join us! There is no charge. Caregivers are welcome.
- For more information or have questions contact group facilitator, Susan Hess, LPC at 720-519-3122.
- When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital, Conference Room 1; 7700 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO 80122
- Cost: Free
Yoga for Cancer Recovery Support
The Yoga for Cancer Recovery classes are designed to provide additional support for living through your cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
The classes will incorporate breath-mediated movement and repetition in yoga postures followed by a brief stay or hold of each posture. The postures are safely done while seated in chairs and while standing. After engaging in a planned series of yoga postures, we will practice specific breathing techniques which serve to reduce stress and bring the class participants into a relaxed, calm and restful state. Your class leader will be Gary Schroeder, MA, RRT, and Certified Yoga Therapist.
- For more information or have questions, call 303-738-7787.
- When: Every Wednesday from 5 - 6:15 p.m.
- Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital Radiation Oncology; 7750 S Broadway, Ground Floor Conference Room, Littleton, Colorado 80122
- Cost: FREE (Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Adventist Health Foundation)
Look Good, Feel Better
This program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is for women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer. This two-hour class is led by a beauty care professional and includes skin care and makeup, hair loss options like wigs scarves etc. and nail care tips. Each participant receives a complementary kit of cosmetics and skin care products to use in class and take home with them. The class will include no more than 10 participants.
This is offered at Littleton Adventist Hospital four times a year. For dates and other locations in the Denver area call toll-free 1-800-227-2345. There is no cost for the class, but registration is required.