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It is amazing what the impact of one simple word - cancer - can have on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Battling cancer requires an abundance of positive attitude, expanded knowledge, a desire and will to heal, and a willingness to let others help. The Dorcy Cancer Center offers a wide array of programs and services for patients and their families.
Cancer Support GroupsFrom diagnosis through survivorship, the cancer journey is very stressful for patients and their families. Patients, partners and other family members can all suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. There are common factors that impact a family's distress level. Cancer does changes lives - from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment and then later throughout life. It tests the resilience of everyone involved. Battling cancer requires an abundance of positive attitude, expanded knowledge, a desire and will to heal, and a willingness to let others help. The Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center believes in the importance of healing the whole person in mind, body and spirit. The mind-body connection is especially important during cancer treatment. Therefore, we offer a wide range of Healing Arts classes, support groups and services designed to enhance quality of life, increase self-awareness, and help prevent and manage a broad range of physical and emotional symptoms.
HOPES Support GroupsThe Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center believes in the importance of healing the whole person in mind, body and spirit. The mind-body connection is especially important during cancer treatment. Therefore, we offer a wide range of Healing Arts classes, support groups and services designed to enhance quality of life, increase self-awareness, and help prevent and manage a broad range of physical and emotional symptoms. Our H.O.P.E.S. (helping oncology patients through education and support) program aims to offer supportive resources that focus on the whole person (mind, body and spirit) while providing an educational component. HOPES programs compliment other services that are provided within our cancer center. Some benefits of the HOPES program include peer support, coping skills, exploring the arts, exercise, laughter, and more.
When a loved one is faced with a serious illness, it can be challenging to know how to support them and how to take care of yourself at the same time. Caregivers join together in this group to support each other. Facilitated by Ami Gorsky, MSW.
Please call 719-296-6000 for more information and to RSVP. This group only meets if there have been RSVPs so please call today if you want to attend.
This support group is for women who are breast cancer survivors! Whether newly diagnosed, still going through treatment, or years out of treatment this group aims to offer peer support, share experiences, listen and welcome new members at any stage in their diagnosis.
Pink Ladies Embracing Today meet the3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Please call Barbara Young 719-557-4301with questions and to RSVP.
If you or someone you know has been touched by cancer, this group is for you. CanCervive meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1:30 pm in the Dorcy Cancer Center. Education, support, and coping strategies will be addressed in a caring, supportive and confidential environment. The group facilitator is a Master's prepared psychiatric nurse with over 20 years of experience.
Call 719-557-5423 for more information.
Men you are not alone, you now have a specific prostate cancer support group. Us Too meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Dorcy Cancer Center from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Bring your spouse or friend, refreshments and snacks are provided.
Call 719-557-5889 to RSVP or for more information.
Head and neck cancer patients present with symptoms unlike any other cancer. It is important to have a safe place where people can connect and share similar experiences they are facing. By joining this group, you will be able to connect with peers who share similar experiences, build connectedness, and have a support system. This group meets the first Tuesday of every other month at 5:00 p.m. in the Healing Arts room in the Dorcy Cancer Center.
Please RSVP by calling (719) 557-5851.
HOPES Program Services and Classes
Offers wigs, turbans, and scarves free of charge. Other services include educational materials, Look Good Feel Better program, Road to Recovery, and more!
For more information on these services, call 719-557-4944 or the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.
Held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Each person will have a uniquely tailored, individualized exercise program to assist them in their cancer recovery. This program will be held in the Health Promotions Center and the cost for the 6 month program is $20 per month.
For more information, payment options, and/or to sign up, call 719-557-5851.
The Cancer Resource Library is a community resource dedicated to helping cancer patients, their families and their supporters gain a better understanding of the issues surrounding the disease. The library is dedicated to improve cancer care in our community through providing a better understanding of cancer by patients, families and the community. We understand that a cancer diagnosis is more than a medical issue. You may deal with emotional, social, financial, practical and spiritual issue and we can help. The library is located on the first floor of the Dorcy Cancer Center. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Additional hours are available by appointment only. For more information, call 719-557-3738.
We welcome visitors to find the latest information and support available including:
Not only do visitors have access to a large variety of books, but also to:
Cancer Center staff members or volunteers are available to help research information.Please ask about the services provided:
The Cancer Resource Library at the Dorcy Cancer Center assists St.Mary-Corwin Medical Center in our everyday commitment to offer the best cancer care to outpatients and to provide hope for generations to come.
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