Patient Support and Education
We understand that the experience of receiving a diagnosis and treatment is not just medical—it is also personal. Having accurate information and knowing where to find support and resources can help the process go more smoothly, for you and your family.
Support and services
We offer a range of patient- and family-centered services and resources from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment, and beyond.
- Patient & Family Support Services
Offering free programs to enhance the well-being of patients with cancer and their caregivers, including yoga and exercise classes, a range of programs, support groups, healing arts, and creative arts.
- Billing and Insurance
Helping patients and their families with billing, insurance, and financial assistance.
- Accessing Health Records
Use the secure myD-H portal to access your Electronic Health Record, including information about test results, past medical appointments, surgical procedures, hospitalizations, prescriptions, allergies, immunizations, and more.
- Sharing Difficult Decisions
Helping patients and families make difficult health care decisions.
- Oncology Nutrition Services
Dietitians who are certified specialists in oncology nutrition work directly with members of your care team to support patients and caregivers in managing symptoms and side effects of treatment.
- Palliative Care
Our palliative care team works closely with patients, their loved ones, and their health care team.
We encourage you to visit the following resources about colon and rectal surgery:
- Patient Resource Library—American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Educational videos for patients with diseases and conditions related to the colon, rectum, and anus.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care to help patients live better lives.
The leading national organization provides free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer.
- American Cancer Society
Funding and conducting cancer research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.
- Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of those affected by these diseases.
- United Ostomy Associations of America
Promotes quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy, and collaboration.