Complementary Cancer Support Services

At the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center, we embrace a holistic “mind, body and spirit” approach to treating our patients.

Using complementary therapy alongside traditional cancer treatment can often relieve many symptoms and side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, as well as improve our patients’ overall sense of well being and their ability to maintain a higher quality of life.

Below, you’ll find more information on the complementary services available to our Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center patients. For questions, please call (307) 634-9311.

Services available

Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center navigators provide emotional support and encouragement to our patients and their families during each step of the cancer journey.

You’ll find contact information for each of these navigators listed below, as well as a list of the support/resources they’re able to provide.

Oncology Financial Navigator: (307) 996-1530

  • Co-pay assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Patient assistance programs
  • Social Security
  • Uninsured/underinsured

Oncology Nurse Navigator

  • Assists with new patient referrals
  • Helps the patient from the beginning of treatment through survivorship

Social Worker: (307) 432-5041

  • Can help advocate for patients to decrease barriers to care
  • Counseling services for patients
  • Community resource recommendations
  • Emotional support for patients and their family members

Throughout their treatment, Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center patients can access education, nutritional supplements, information on personalized high-protein or nutrient-dense diets and other resources from our Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists.

If treatment affects a patient’s appetite, our oncology dietitian can help the patient find foods and meals that sound appetizing and are healthy. Patients who have trouble swallowing or who are experiencing digestive issues or changes in taste can also contact our dietitians for help and support.

For outpatients at the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center, nutrition consultations are available by appointment in the FNS Outpatient Nutrition Center office, located on the first floor of the Cancer Center.

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, many patients have so many questions, they’re not sure where to begin.

In the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center’s reference library, patients can find answers to many of their questions with help from our:

  • Well-stocked collection of cancer references and resources
  • Reference materials on a multitude of subjects, from nutrition and exercise, to the spiritual and inspirational
  • Computers and printers to research reliable cancer sites on the internet
  • American Cancer Society hospital volunteers, who can help patients find reliable sources and information

The library also includes a “Just for Fun” section with fiction books and other interesting, mind-relaxing reads.

All materials can be checked out for patients to take home and read, if they wish.

The following resources outside of the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center offer extensive information about cancer, as well as activities and programs available to patients with cancer:

Participation in our cancer rehabilitation exercise classes—both during and after treatment—has the potential to enhance patients’ energy levels, decrease fatigue, improve activity capacity and improve sense of well-being.

Our experienced rehabilitation staff individualizes each exercise program to meet a patient’s unique needs. Programs typically address common symptoms (fatigue, weakness, pain) to help keep the body strong and allow our patients to maintain the highest quality of life possible.

For more information, please contact Donna at (307) 633-7823.

In as little as five minutes of time spent with a therapy dog, patients often experience a decrease in fatigue, psychological distress and pain. Our therapy dogs, registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc., visit at various times throughout the week. They’re washed and brushed prior to each visit, and are eager to share their special kind of caring with our patients who are interested in receiving it!

The Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center’s wig boutique provides free wigs, hats and scarves to cancer patients who are losing their hair as a result of treatment. These items are able to be provided at no cost thanks to grants received from the Cheyenne Regional Foundation and from outside sources, including community businesses.

In the boutique’s spa-like setting, our trained staff and volunteers help patients find the ideal wig or head covering to suit their unique taste and personality. Four beauty stations allow for more than one person to try on accessories—including different colors, styles and lengths of wigs—at a time.

For more information on the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center Wig Boutique, please call Donna at (307) 633-7823.

Cheyenne Regional’s yoga instructor has been trained specifically to guide cancer patients and provide a balanced form of whole-body exercise.

In addition to strengthening the body, boosting the immune system and producing an overall sense of well-being, yoga can assist patients who have had cancer-related surgery restore their mobility and flexibility.

Here at Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center, we believe that mental health is a part of the healing process for not only our cancer patients, but their families, friends and caregivers as well. We offer the opportunity for individuals to connect with others in our free support groups.

Our Cancer Center support groups meet on Thursdays, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., on the first floor of the Cancer Center. The monthly schedule is as follows:

Week 1: Women’s Support Group
Week 2: Family/Friend/Caregiver Support Group
Week 3: Women’s Support Group
Week 4: Men’s Support Group