The Monfort Family Foundation Cancer Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, Room 2015. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00pm. It is staffed by an American Cancer Society Patient Navigator and provides:
The Oncology Social Worker team is available to help patients and families manage the stress associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer both in our out patient clinics and hospital. Social Workers can assist with:
Spiritual Care Services are available to support patients and families at UCH by focusing on their personal systems of faith, culture, and belief. A chaplain is available 24-hours a day, both in and out patient, for spiritual and emotional support with a listening and accepting presence.
Trained counselors can assist patients and families on the phone with cancer information, counseling, and support related to your diagnosis, treatment, and coping when treatment is complete. This is a free service, located on the UCD Anschutz Medical Campus.
The University of Colorado Hospital has organized a Patient and Family Centered Care Council for our cancer clinic. The PFCC is a partnership of staff, patients, and family members. The Council’s role is to work together with healthcare teams to promote the principles of patient and family centered care, to collaborate in improving the quality of care provided, and to offer suggestions to management for planning and evaluating services, programs, policies, and teaching materials. In an attempt to grow and provide a higher level of satisfaction with the healthcare delivery process, the Council is looking for both staff and patient volunteers.
The University of Colorado Hospital is one of the seven members of the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Centers of Excellence, bringing resources, support, and information to cancer survivors in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. The Cancer Survivorship Program consists of:
We have a staff of registered dietitians who are certified in counseling cancer patients about nutrition issues. This service is free to UCH patients under current cancer treatment to help with concerns about managing side effects or changes in appetite.
UCH Physical Therapists trained in cancer rehabilitation are available to assist patients in coping with physiological changes including fatigue, loss of energy, and decreased levels of physical activity. Cancer Rehabilitation services are available at Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, Park Meadows, Lone Tree, and Stapleton facilities.
The Center for Integrative Medicine provides consultations with a medical doctor who collaborates with the oncology team and is knowledgeable about complementary therapies for side effect management from cancer treatment including:
UCH offers a broad oncofertility program that can assist both male and female patients before, during, and after cancer treatment with contraception, fertility preservation, hormone replacement therapy, sexual functioning, as well as traditional reproductive medicine services. The Oncofertility Program Coordinator can be reached at 303-724-3378 or by email.
Palliative Care Consult Services provide care and support to patients and families facing a serious or life-threatening illness. The Palliative Care Team works directly with the patient’s primary physician(s) to help ease pain and other symptoms. Consultations are currently limited to in-patient consults, and can include:
The Hereditary Cancer Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital provides a variety of genetic services including genetic counseling, family history analysis, and genetic testing.
To assist patients in quitting smoking, the University of Colorado Hospital offers a smoking cessationprogram. The group sessions provide information on managing withdrawal symptoms, recognizing triggers for smoking, breaking smoking habits, and changing lifestyle.