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Cancer Survivorship Center

New Dimension of Care

Cancer Survivorship Center

Coborn Cancer Center has more than 7,000 survivors. These patients and their caregivers are looking for a distinct space apart from the Coborn Cancer Center where they received their cancer care. Community cancer programs nation-wide acknowledge and recognize that the healing care of oncology patients goes beyond physical treatment.

The Cancer Survivorship Center brings — under one roof — all of the resources a patient and their family needs as they move from treatment back to work and home.

For more information, contact Luan Knoll, 320-654-3687.

Treatment and services

Physical

  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Healing touch

Mind and Body

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Group fitness classes
  • Interactive classroom/kitchen

Spirit and Mind

  • Yoga
  • Mindful meditation
  • Spiritual well being classes
    Group stress, anxiety and depression reduction classes
  • Spiritual care

Community Support

  • Support groups
  • Education opportunities

About the center

The Cancer Survivorship Center will serve as the connection place for survivorship services that truly enhance our patients' lives throughout their cancer journey.

How you can help

To make this happen, $3.2 million in funding is needed to build this space dedicated to our cancer survivorship initiatives. Naming opportunities are available.

For more information, contact Luan Knoll, 320-654-3687.

Our healing journey

Kim Puzach and Rebecca Lueck

Kim Puzach, cancer survivor, & Rebecca Lueck, daughter

My mom and I have a special kind of relationship, one that is more than just a mother and daughter relationship — she is my best friend.

I will never forget the day that she told me she had cancer. I probably didn’t react like most would when they hear these words. My instincts immediately told me to be strong and hold back the tears. I think a lot of what I was experiencing was the fright of what my mom was about to go through. All my life my mom has been there for me — now it was my turn to be there for her and help her get through this — I immediately knew that I wanted to be actively involved in her treatment and cancer journey.

Our family had made the decision to have treatment at Coborn Cancer Center. This was not a hard decision to make because both my mom and I work for CentraCare Health. Although neither one of us work in patient care, we see the patient- and family-centered care that is delivered daily to patients.

It was now our turn to experience the care first-hand at Coborn Cancer Center where Dr. Elkadi, her nurse Tiffany, and those on their care team delivered exceptional care. I remember Dr. Elkadi and her nurse coming into the room at each of my mom’s visits with a warm smile and gentle touch, and at times a hug when it was most needed. The staff in oncology, chemotherapy and infusion are compassionate and kindhearted — they truly have a special gift when delivering care to patients.

I saw that my mom was in good hands throughout her treatment and appreciate all the support that the Cancer Center provides, including the unique Survivorship Program offered cancer patients and their caregivers. My mom was able to get fitted for a wig at no charge when she started losing her hair from chemotherapy and find special hats and scarves to make her feel beautiful (even though she was so beautiful bald). She also attended a “Look Good, Feel Better Program,” was introduced to support group options and provided with educational and other therapeutic resources to help us cope through the cancer journey.

Now that my mom is finished with active treatment, our healing journey continues. I can’t thank our family, friends, co-workers, Coborn Cancer Center and care team enough — our family will forever be grateful for you taking outstanding care to my mom. We are so thrilled to hear that Coborn Cancer Center will be expanding their Survivorship Program to provide cancer patients, survivors and caregivers an additional space to enhance the resources already provided to those who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Contact the Foundation

Feel free to email foundation@centracare.com or call 800-835-6652, ext. 52810. Get Directions.

Mailing address:

CentraCare Health Foundation
1406 Sixth Ave N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901

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