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A cancer diagnosis is a life changing event, both for the patient and the family. Research indicates people who get the support they need have more favorable outcomes. In response to this and the mission statement of Porter Adventist Hospital, oncology offers 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.
We are proud to offer oncology support services in the
LIttleton area and the
Nutrition concerns are common among individuals with cancer. Additionally, cancer treatments may cause side effects that alter digestion, appetite, chewing, and swallowing. This can make it difficult to maintain the strength needed to complete treatment without interruptions or unintentional changes in therapy. For this reason, The Porter Cancer Care Center offers the services of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN), who are board certified in oncology nutrition (CSO). Our dietitians work closely with the medical team to provide customized nutrition plans during counseling sessions, which may include recommendations on how to:
Nutrition counseling is a free service offered to all cancer patients and their families within Porter Cancer Care Center.
To schedule an appointment, please contact the dietitians directly at 303-765-6530.
Individual and Family Counseling: This is a service provided to any oncology patient or family at no charge. Services are provided by the clinical nurse specialist for oncology support services. To make an appointment, call 303-765-3888.
For further information about any of the support groups or counseling services please call 303-778-5832.
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