A head or neck cancer or another serious condition changes your life. Patients who come to Colorado Head & Neck Specialists can benefit from the support systems offered through the Porter Cancer Care Center. This is especially important because research shows that getting the support you need improves your chances of beating cancer. And we want you to have every advantage possible.
In addition to general cancer resources, Porter Adventist Hospital offers a specific head and neck cancer support group, which is rare in the Denver area.
The following groups and services provided by Porter Hosptial are designed to give you strength, courage and hope.
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
Specifically for head and neck cancer patients and their loved ones, this group brings in a guest co-facilitator to discuss a specific topic every month. Also, time is set aside to address general issues that attendees might have. No registration is required.
Meets: Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Twin Peaks Conference Room at Porter Adventist Hospital.
Individual and Family Counseling
Any cancer patient or family member has access to this service at no charge. A clinical nurse specialist for oncology support services can help you through this challenging time.
Appointments: Call (303) 765-3888.
This service is for patients and their loved ones who are coping with any type of cancer at any stage of the disease. The group focuses on hope, education and life changes during and after treatment. No registration required.
Meets: First Wednesday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Poncha Springs Conference Room at Porter Adventist Hospital.
Kids Alive: Support for Children of Parents with Cancer
This renowned program helps children ages 6-16 cope with the emotions of having a parent diagnosed with cancer. Meets: Monthly October through June, usually on the second Saturday of the month, in Twin Peaks Conference Room at Porter Adventist Hospital. Visit the website at www.kidsalivecolorado.org. There is no fee, but registration is required. Call Jeanne Currey, RN, MN at (303) 778-5832 to request an application.
Palliative Care Services
For those coping with cancer or another difficult diagnosis, this program specializes in the relief of pain, symptoms and stress caused by serious illness. Palliative care is about preventing and relieving suffering to ensure the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Learn more about Palliative Care at Porter Adventist Hospital.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Request a consultation: Talk to your doctor for a referral.
Learn more: 303-778-5699