News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center October 2009 – Issue 51
Patient and Family Support Services Can Help You Cope
Coping with cancer is hard. Patients and their family members often feel afraid, helpless, and sad. If dealing with the disease itself weren’t hard enough, navigating the health-care system can be overwhelming.
Patient and Family Support Services (PFSS) at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) helps cancer patients and their family members learn to cope. Te licensed clinical support professionals on the PFSS staff are important members of HCI’s cancer treatment team.
Support professionals are caring listeners. Tey can refer patients to other sources of help for their individual needs. Tey can help ease distress related to cancer. Tey can guide patients through the health- care system.
Support professionals work with patients one-on-one, as a family, or in a support
Te Cancer Learning Center
(CLC) is a free resource library on the first floor of
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient and Family Support Services (PFSS) helps cancer patients and their family members learn to cope.
group. With their help, patients and their families can draw on their inner resources and social supports to deal with the problems that cancer can create.
To contact HCI Patient and Family Support Services, call 801-585-9755, or ask your doctor or nurse to refer you.
Beauty in the Building
This Navajo rug was woven by Valero Star of the Ganado, Arizona area. It hangs in the second floor skybridge, along with several other examples of this artform.
Nearly all the art in Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) buildings was donated to benefit patients during their visits. For more information about donating fine art to HCI, please contact Roni Whittle at 801-587-9315.
RESOURCES IN THE CANCER LEARNING CENTER
Te Big Book of Juices and Smoothies: 365 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day
ChemoBrain: How Cancer Terapies Can Affect Your Mind
Te Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Trough Treatment
Relaxation Exercises / Ejercicios de la Relajación
Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life
Eating Right for Cancer Survival
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