Northern Colorado supportive oncology

Our programs and services are designed to help prevent or lessen the side effects caused by cancer treatments, and to help patients handle the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual challenges they encounter during their care now and in the future.

Social work

Social workers can help cancer patients, caregivers, and families cope with and reduce cancer-related distress; can provide emotional support to address cancer-correlated concerns, such as family, work, and other areas of life; offer resources and referrals, such as support groups and community resources; and teach how to live with a chronic illness through individualized care plans.

For additional information please call 970.297.6165

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Nutrition

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Registered dietitians can provide cancer patients with individualized cancer-specific nutrition consults, assessments and nutrition recommendations. These recommendations are tailored to offset cancer side effects throughout treatment, such as changes in taste/ appetite, digestion concerns, and use of supplements/ enzymes.

For additional information please call 970.297.6165

Counseling services

Oncology-trained licensed clinical social workers can help cancer patients, caregivers, and families adjust to a cancer diagnosis; utilize evidence-based assessments and treatment approaches to create customized care plans; and treat cancer-related depression/ anxiety, relational needs, pain and insomnia, among other symptoms and side effects of diagnosis and treatment.

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For additional information please call 970.297.6165

Nurse navigation

Oncology nurse navigators will help you make your way through the overwhelming, sometimes confusing journey that typically accompanies a diagnosis of cancer. Navigation will teach you about your specific type of cancer and help you understand the information you receive from your doctors. Nurse navigators assist with facilitating and coordinating initial appointments with oncology specialists, as well as to ensure patients have access to timely care. Nurses can also refer patients to various other resources within UCHealth and the community.

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For more information/appointments please call 970.237.7700

Support groups

Support groups provide patients, caregivers, and families a safe place for sharing feelings and challenges. Learning from the experiences of others can help increase the ability to cope. Studies have shown that participation in support groups may help people with cancer feel less depressed and anxious.

General support groups


Cancer Patient Support Groups

Our groups are a no-cost resource to provide a place for people living with cancer to share common concerns and receive emotional support in a confidential, supportive environment.

Provides the opportunity to receive honest and compassionate communication among group members to aid in managing feelings of isolation and loss of control while coping with the uncertainties a cancer diagnosis may bring.

In person group every other Thursday from
3 – 4:30 p.m.

Virtual group alternating Thursdays from
3 – 4:15 p.m.

Please call 970.203.7006 to RSVP.


Loving Someone with Cancer (Caregiver) Support Group

Our caregiver support group is a free resource to let  cancer caregivers discuss effects of caregiving on emotional, social, financial, physical, and spiritual well-being.

This group allows caregivers to talk and interact with other caregivers.

1st Monday of the month
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Please call 970.297.6177 to RSVP.


Specialized support groups


Brain Tumor Support Group

This group allows people impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis share and interact with others.

This group provides the opportunity to learn about how to deal with side effects and the most current and useful resources.

1st Tuesday of the month
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Please call 970.237.7642 to RSVP.


Breast Cancer Support Group

Our Breast Cancer Support Group is an educational support group for all breast cancer patients.

Group goals consist of:

  • enhancing quality of life
  • building connections with a community of breast cancer survivors
  • and exploring the role of mind, body, and spirit in coping with illness

2nd Monday of the month
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Please call to register before attending 970.237.6148


Empower Yourself in the Cancer Journey

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4th Tuesday of the month
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Please call 970.237.7628 to RSVP.


Gyn Onc Support Group

A specialty support group for patients with gynecologic cancer led by an Oncology Social Worker.

This group includes specialized education and discussion around nutrition impact symptoms and side effects of treatment. This group also addresses the social, emotional and practical impacts of cancer.

3rd Thursday of the month
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Please call 970.237.6148 to RSVP.


Restorative Yoga

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A no-cost resource to patients with cancer, their families, and caregivers to help improve sleep, quality of breath, overall contentment, and decrease anxiety.

Restorative Yoga provides healing for the mind and body. No previous experience with yoga is required to enjoy this class.

Mondays 10 – 11 a.m.

Reserve your spot by calling 970.237.7860.


 

Educational series

Monthly educational series are designed to dig deeper into subjects such as: “applying for disability,” “nutrition during cancer treatment,” and “cancer­ related fatigue,” among others. These events are offered virtually so attendance can occur from any location with an internet connection.

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Palliative care

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The goal of palliative care is preventing or treating the symptoms and side effects of a disease or its treatment as early as possible. Palliative care can assist with psychological, social, and spiritual challenges from a cancer diagnosis throughout treatment.

For more information/appointments please call 970.237.7700

Oncology rehabilitation services

Comprehensive cancer rehabilitation is designed to address and/or prevent symptoms that affect daily life such as: muscle/ joint pain, limb swelling (lymphedema), weakness, balance, fatigue, bowel/ bladder problems, memory problems, and sexual dysfunction and/or pelvic pain in women.

For more information/appointments please call 970.237.7860

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Genetic counseling

The hereditary cancer clinic can assist patients through providing a variety of genetic services such as: genetic counseling, family history analysis, and genetic testing.

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For additional information or to make an appointment please call 970.237.7700

Cancer-related fatigue

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The lack of energy/tiredness that comes from cancer, called cancer-related fatigue, is different from the fatigue of daily life. This program can assist patients in improving strength, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. Exercise can help decrease fatigue, build up stamina, and can help reduce anxiety or depression.

For more information/appointments, visit our clinic page.

Spiritual care

Spiritual care professionals can meet to discuss spiritual concerns that may be experienced during cancer care.

For more information: Discuss with your provider.

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Financial case coordination

A diagnosis of cancer takes a physical, emotional and often a financial toll. Financial Case Coordinators at UCHealth Memorial Cancer Center are here to help you navigate through these concerns.

For more information and a referral to financial coordination please call 970.237.7700

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Contact us

Please contact us directly with any questions, or comments you may have.

Phone: 970.297.6165
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Northern Colorado Region Locations

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