Support Services for Patients and Families.
It is amazing the impact that one simple word — cancer — can have on your life and the lives of your family members. Battling cancer requires a positive attitude, lots of information and knowledge, and a desire to heal. It’s also important to be willing to let others help you through this journey.
The Dorcy Cancer Center offers a wide array of programs and services for patients and their families to help you navigate the journey from cancer diagnosis through treatment and recovery.
From diagnosis through survivorship, the cancer journey can be stressful for patients and their families. Patients, partners and other family members can all suffer from depression, anxiety and stress brought on by the uncertainty and fear of a cancer diagnosis.
The Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center believes in the power of whole person care that combines treatment for the body, mind and spirit. The mind-body connection is especially important during cancer treatment. That’s why the Dorcy Cancer Center offers patients a wide range of therapies, including educational and exercise classes, support groups, and other services designed to enhance quality of life before, during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment.
If you or someone you know has been touched by cancer, this group can help you. Education, support, and coping strategies are addressed in a caring, compassionate and confidential environment. The group facilitator is a licensed social worker specialized in oncology services.
CanCervive meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm in the Dorcy Cancer Center.
For more information, call 719-557-5423.
The Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center recognizes the importance of taking a holistic approach to health and healing. Our commitment to treating the whole person is evident in the comprehensive integrative therapy services offered to cancer patients and their families.
Integrative therapy interventions have been shown to help patients reduce their levels of stress and fear regarding diagnosis and treatment. There is also a growing body of evidence to support that integrative therapy services decrease a patient’s discomfort from disease-related symptoms, reduce side effects from their treatment, help them to more effectively manage their pain, shorten recovery time, strengthen their immune system, and improve the patient’s quality of life.
To learn more about integrative therapy and the classes available at the Dorcy Cancer Center, call 719-557-4548.
American Cancer Society Resource Center at Dorcy Cancer Center
The ACS Resource Center offers patients at the Dorcy Cancer Center with wigs, turbans, and scarves free of charge. Other services include educational materials, access to the ‘Look Good Feel Better’ program, the ‘Road to Recovery’ program, and more.
For more information on these services call 719-557-4944. Or contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.
Breast Cancer Retreat
When treatment ends and the teams of doctors, nurses, technicians and others who have encouraged and supported the patient along the way are suddenly gone, many patients feel lonely. Connecting with others who have had similar experiences can help alleviate the loneliness that many cancer survivors feel. Each year, the Dorcy Cancer Center organizes a Breast Cancer Retreat, designed to allow women to connect with each other around their shared experience and to provide emotional, social, spiritual, and support to one another.
National Cancer Survivors Day
For National Cancer Survivors Day in June, the Dorcy Cancer Center hosts an annual celebration of life. This special event honors those who have survived cancer and inspires courage in those who have been recently diagnosed. The event at Dorcy Cancer Center aligns with thousands of other events across the globe to honor cancer survivors and prove that life after a cancer diagnosis can be full and rewarding. National Cancer Survivors Day also brings attention to the ongoing challenges faced by cancer survivors and advocates for more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
More Resources for Patients & Families
At the Dorcy Cancer Center, we offer a full range of support services to assist our patients and their families. The resources below may be helpful to you.
Discount hotel rates are available for out of town cancer patients. Please contact our patient care coordinator for more information at 719-557-5989.
The Dorcy Cancer Center presents a variety of educational programs to inform patients and others about different aspects of cancer and treatment options. Nurse educators are available to answer your questions and help you understand cancer. Contact us at 719-557-5215.
Centura Health at Home
An unprecedented level of personalized care.
In many cases, the ability to recover in the comfort of one’s own home can enhance the healing process. For more than 33 years, Centura Health at Home (formerly St. Mary-Corwin Home Health) has been providing a specialized continuum of care for patients recovering in their home in Pueblo, Fremont and Otero counties.
Our professional team promotes independence and gives personalized attention to each of our patients. Centura Health at Home brings the highest quality of health care services and provider compassion from our hospital right to your home.
Many health services can be provided in the comfort of one’s home when a condition makes it difficult to leave the house. Centura Health at Home provides the following services:
- Skilled nursing
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Telehealth monitoring
- Wound care
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Cancer rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Medication management
Centura Health at Home consistently outperforms the competition in quality standards as measured by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Our quality ratings are higher than the national average and the Colorado average.
Centura Health at Home is accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
Hospice services provide end-of-life and palliative care for patients and support for families. For more information about hospice services through the Dorcy Cancer Center contact us.
Sorting through cancer treatment options while managing the emotional turmoil of this time can be overwhelming. Our oncology counselor is available to help you and your family get through this difficult period. For more information call 719-557-5423.
Patient Care Coordinator
Our patient care coordinator connects patients with resources available in the community. Patient care coordinators work with you and your physician, bringing together support services to ensure seamless coordination of care throughout your outpatient radiation therapy treatment. To speak to our patient care coordinator, call 719-557-5989.
Palliative care is the comprehensive management of your physical, psychological, social, spiritual and existential needs. Palliative care is not hospice. Rather, it provides symptom management and support for patients and families when faced with a serious illness. For more information about palliative care through the Dorcy Cancer Center contact us.
Our spiritual care team is always available to you or your family members and caregivers as you begin and continue your cancer journey. For spiritual counseling, call 719-557-5029.
St. Mary-Corwin Breast Cancer Survivor Retreat
Today, more than 14 million Americans are currently living with, through or beyond cancer.