Knowledge is power when it comes to coping with a cancer diagnosis. So if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer – or someone close to you has been diagnosed – you’ll probably find yourself doing a lot of research to learn about cancer and treatment methods.
At Parkview, we want to help you find information you need as you and your care team make choices about treatment. This section provides some overview information on certain types of cancer and available treatment options.
Feel free to ask questions one on one
Friendly, experienced patient navigators at the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center can help equip you with information and refer you to resources. To contact a patient navigator, call the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center at (260) 266-9100.
Answers from a cancer expert: Talk with our knowledgeable oncology advanced practice nurse. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, she is available to answer questions in a quiet corner of the cancer center lobby from 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but if you’d prefer to call ahead to schedule an appointment, contact Nancy Ehmke, RN, MN, AOCN, at (260) 266-9100.
The Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center offers free educational programs on a variety of topics. While some of the programs are specifically meant to better equip friends and family members to cope with a loved one’s cancer journey, all are open to the public. Programs are presented by Nancy Ehmke, RN, MN, AOCN, oncology advanced practice nurse. No registration is necessary. Individual appointments are available by calling the phone number listed above.
Cancer 101 classes present information in straightforward language, and questions are always welcome. From time to time, other Parkview professionals with expertise in nutrition, exercise, massage therapy and additional fields also offer classes. Class time is typically 10 to 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
Chemotherapy, Biotherapy & You
Patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or biotherapy can learn how the treatments work, potential benefits and side effects and self-care measures to prevent and minimize side effects. Classes are scheduled on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 1 to 2 p.m.
For schedules and more information on classes, other learning opportunities, upcoming screenings and support groups,check out the cancer center’s Wellness Activities Calendar, published monthly.