Questions about your Radiation Therapy treatment are only natural. We want you to walk away with as many answers as possible. During your consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your diagnosis in detail. You will learn about treatment options, what they entail, and how Colorado Prostate Cancer Center will support you through the process.
Treatment for Radiation Therapy varies for each patient. Many factors come into play for Radiation Treatment such as the type of cancer, its stage and location, and your general health, age, and history. After reviewing the benefits and risks for each of your options, you and your doctor will set a course together.
Our goal is to help you continue your normal life and schedule as much as possible. Of course, patient reactions to treatment may vary. The best way to prepare is to be informed, so we’ll address questions about side effects, treatment frequency, or medications. We’ll also talk about any possible impact on your normal work or life schedule.
You will walk away informed and armed with a plan tailored to your unique needs. If you have follow-up questions later, simply call our office and we will return your call by the end of the business day or, if it’s a weekend, by Monday.
Each treatment plan is unique. Our role, after thorough diagnosis and analysis of your particular situation, is to orchestrate the delivery of an agreed upon plan for you. We provide many treatment services at our facility, while some, such as surgery and chemotherapy, could be coordinated through our office.
Colorado Prostate Cancer Patient Support Services
Oncology Nurse Navigators
Colorado Prostate Cancer Center’s Oncology Nurse Navigators are a single point of contact for patients and families during the course of treatment. Our Navigators educate patients and their families about all aspects of the treatment process from the first consult to the day of graduation. They also lead Support Groups and assist with social services such as billing, transportation, lodging, support groups and connecting new referrals with previous patients (our “Buddy List”).
On-Site Financial Planning
Our financial planners assist patients with their financial needs by helping with insurance issues, working out payment plans and connecting them with other helpful resources.
Complimentary transportation is available on a case-by-case basis for patients who require it. Please request assistance when scheduling an appointment.
Colorado Prostate Cancer Center offers three support groups – one just for women, one just for men and a combined group. Click here to learn more.
Treating Cancer can be a complicated process. You will have many questions about the disease and the treatment process. You will also have many decisions to make about your care.
Your Cancer Navigator will help guide you through your journey. As a single point of contact for you and your family, they are a unique resource that Colorado Prostate Cancer Center provides for our patients. Your navigator will serve as your medical concierge throughout your treatment process, and will help you with any needs or wants you have during your treatment by linking you with the tools and resources you need to be comfortable. Your Cancer Navigator provides individualized assistance and support for you, your family members and caregivers while receiving treatment here at Colorado Prostate Cancer Center. Your Cancer Navigator provides:
- Educational resources regarding your specific diagnosis and treatment process.
- Emotional Support for you and your family members.
- Answer questions related to the disease, treatment, appointments, scheduling and billing.
- Connect patients with relevant and appropriate resources to assist qualified patients with transportation and short-term housing.
- Provide industry leading literature and resources on coping with cancer and what to expect during and after radiation treatment in addition to dealing with side effects, if any.
- Referrals to support groups and other programs.
- Connect patients to community recourse for financial assistance, medication needs, home health care, and any other relevant concerns that may arise
For your convenience, please click on the link below to download your patient form, complete and bring it with you to your appointment.