Cancer support services in Denver
At HealthONE, we understand patients with cancer need more than just treatment options. That's why we offer a wide range of cancer support services to provide our patients with comprehensive, compassionate cancer care.
For more information about cancer diagnosis, treatment and other services, call askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.
At HealthONE, we provide patients with continued care for cancer—from diagnosis through suvrvivorship. To do this, we offer a wide range of complementary cancer resources and services to offer ongoing support throughout your cancer journey.
Cancer resource center
We have partnered with the American Cancer Society to provide Cancer resource centers for patients, family members and friends. Available services include:
- Access to updated information about tests, treatments and clinical trials
- Help making transportation arrangements for treatment
- Information about local community support resources
- Support group and educational event information
- Wigs and prostheses
Cancer support groups
When it comes to your cancer journey, we want you to know you are not alone. We offer cancer support groups for patients, survivors and caregivers. You can ask your hospital or doctor for more information.
Breast cancer support
Our Reach To Recovery® program lets you talk one-on-one with a trained volunteer about your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our volunteers are breast cancer survivors, so they know the questions and concerns that come with a diagnosis and offer advice on how to cope throughout the cancer journey.
Additionally, The American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Personal Beauty Association have partnered to present Look Good Feel Better®. This is a free program that teaches active cancer treatment patients ways to help them with appearance-related side effects of breast cancer.
Cancer survivors and caregivers’ online community
The Cancer Survivors Network™ is a free online community created by and for people with cancer and their families. This online community is a welcoming, safe place for people to find hope and inspiration from others who have overcome cancer. We offer discussion boards, chatrooms and a personal web space to tell your story, blog, post images and exchange messages with other members.
To register, please visit the Cancer Survivors Network™ website.
Interactive online classes
The I Can Cope® online classes provide a quick and convenient way for patients and caregivers to get the answers they need. Classes are self-paced and topics include information about pain, fatigue, nutrition, communication, intimacy and side effects.
To register, please visit the American Cancer Society's website.
Oncology nurse navigation
We understand that the start to your cancer journey can be overwhelming, which is why we include an additional level of support to your care plan—nurse navigators. The goal of our nurse navigators is to enhance your quality of life, help you manage your own health and provide continuity of care.
By guiding patients with knowledgeable and supportive help, our oncology-trained nurse navigators improve care experiences for patients.
Our nurse navigators:
- Coordinate office visits across medical disciplines to streamline cancer care delivery
- Facilitate communication between all members of the healthcare team
- Help decrease barriers to care by advocating for patients’ needs and linking them with resources
- Help patients make informed decisions about their care
- Help provide uninterrupted and timely care
- Organize multidisciplinary team conferences to promote collaboration in cancer treatment
- Provide a personalized approach to cancer care by visiting patients at appointments, assessing patients’ needs and relaying relevant information to providers
- Provide education on disease processes, treatment options and clinical trial availability
- Serve as a reliable and trusted source with answers to varied questions
Some cancer treatments can cause fatigue and physical limitations for patients. This is why we offer oncology rehabilitation programs to help reduce any long-term effects from treatment.
Our program specializes in treating:
- Altered cognitive status
- Gait, balance and fall management
- Functional mobility
- Restricted range of motion
- Vestibular concerns
Lymphedema is a condition resulting from impaired flow of the lymphatic system, causing swelling or a collection of fluid in the arms or legs. Lymphedema patients may feel their rings, watches or bracelets are too tight and may experience restricted flexibility in their wrists, hands and ankles.
Our lymphedema management program offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Our specialists combine innovative techniques with traditional treatments to help patients reduce the symptoms of lymphedema.
Transportation to cancer treatments?
Many patients are not able to drive themselves to their cancer treatment appointment. If finding a ride is a problem for you, we may be able to help.
Our Road To Recovery® program provides free rides to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars, so patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. You can ask your doctor or hospital if they offer this program.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225 or chat online at askSARAHnow.