The Cancer Support You Need
Getting diagnosed with cancer changes your life. The following cancer support networks are available for patients and caregivers.
The 'C' stands for cancer. This is an educational support group developed with relevant resources to educate cancer patients and their families. For a list of topics and dates, call 515-574-8302 or visit Trinity's Calendar of Events.
Stepping Stones of Grief
The focus of Stepping Stones of Grief is to help anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one to better understand what is normal about the grieving process. For information regarding these sessions, call 515-574-6639.
Appetite and Nutritional Concerns
To schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Trinity dietitian, call the Cancer Center at 515-574-8302.
Self Image Enhancement Room
Trinity Cancer Center Self Image Enhancement Room has FREE wigs available for cancer patients thanks to the generous donations provided to Trinity Foundation in support of this program. In addition, turbans, hats, and scarves are also available for patients experiencing hair loss. To schedule an appointment, call 515-574-8302.
American Cancer Society Navigator
If you or someone you know has cancer, a American Cancer Society Navigator (ACS) can help. An ACS Navigator will be there every step of the way - providing information, connecting you to resources, and supporting you throughout the cancer journey. Contact the ACS Navigator program at 1-800-ACS-2345 for additional information.
Reach to Recovery
This program, also developed by the American Cancer Society, provides individual services to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. The program uses carefully selected and trained volunteers who have fully adjusted to their own breast cancer surgery and treatment.
A patient and volunteer may meet face to face or by telephone. Volunteers are able to provide support and up-to-date information, including literature for family members and information on types of permanent prostheses, when appropriate. For more information call Trinity Cancer Center at 515-574-8302.
Look Good...Feel Better
This American Cancer Society service program is designed to help women undergoing cancer treatment cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment and regain a sense of self-confidence and control in their lives. For information regarding this program, call 515-574-8302.