Yampa Valley supportive oncology

Social work

Group therapy

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 970.875.2764.

Nutrition

Oncology-trained registered dietitians and nutritionists can provide cancer patients with individualized cancer-specific nutrition consults, assessments and nutrition recommendations tailored to offset cancer side effects throughout treatment, such as changes in taste/ appetite, digestion concerns, and use of supplements/ enzymes; and nutrition resources, such as recipes, cooking classes, and educational seminars.

For additional information, please call 970.870.1048.

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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, call 970.875.2636

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.

Our support groups are no-cost events hosted through a virtual platform for cancer patients, caregivers, families, and friends. We hope you will join us for our next event.


Support Group for Men with Cancer

A support group for men with a cancer diagnosis.

This support group provides a safe space for men impacted by a cancer diagnosis to share and interact with other men experiencing a cancer diagnosis. Connect with peers, share commonalities and discuss the issues specific to men in the cancer treatment process.

3rd Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.

For more information on how to join the group, please call 970.875.2764


Additional Resources

For more educational and support options, please visit the North, South, and Denver Metro regions. We offer many groups and educational series in a virtual platform for easy access to all.

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine offers complementary, alternative and conventional care that emphasizes the wellness and healing of the entire person through acupuncture,  chiropractic, massage therapy, mind/ body therapy, and spiritual counseling.

We offer three no-cost acupuncture and massage sessions to oncology patients.

For more information, visit our clinic page.

Counseling

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.

For more information/appointments, please call 970.875.2764

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Oncology rehabilitation services

Patients participating in a group cardiac rehabilitation session

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, sexual dysfunction and/or pelvic pain.

For more information/appointments, call 970.871.2370.

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.

For more information/appointments 970.871.2399

Laboratory staff working in genetic testing with test tubes

Cancer-related fatigue

Woman in water exercise class

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, call 970.871.2370.

Financial Case Coordination

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

For additional information Please call 970.870.1137

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Contact us

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


UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

Phone: 970.875.2764
Email: katie.keller@uchealth.org
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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