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Cancer Wellness Support Guide

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We understand that cancer can be a frightening diagnosis, whether it applies to you or someone you love. We’re here to assure you that we have the expertise and the latest treatments close to home to effectively manage or cure a range of cancers. And, because cancer can be so life-changing, we go above and beyond physical treatment, making sure that your practical, emotional and spiritual needs are taken care of throughout. We’re passionate about providing care in a way that’s personal, welcoming and comforting.

To help, we've developed our Cancer Wellness Support Guide. To review, you can view a full digital version of this resource. You can also review the sections below and download the particular pages that interest you.

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Contact Information & Introduction

Preparing for Cancer Treatment

When you hear the words "you have cancer," your life is forever changed. It is normal to have many questions and to feel anxious and stressed about your cancer diagnosis and treatment. Don't hesitate to talk to your provider about all the questions and concerns you have.

During Cancer Treatment

Coborn Cancer Center offers a new dimension of care that is designed to provide you with access to information and services that can enhance your quality of life.

Side Effect Management

Side effects vary from person to person, even among those who receive the same treatment. Talk with your care provider about which ones may affect you and view pages listed below to learn more.

Cancer Wellness

When you meet with your health care team, you will work together to develop a wellness plan to help care for your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.

Cancer Resources

Resources & Classes
We offer programming designed to improve quality of life for those living with cancer and their loved ones.

Download the latest Hope & Healing Newsletter (PDF)
Sign up to receive Hope & Healing each month by e-mail
View cancer support groups and events

To register for classes and events:
• sign up online at
• email
• call 320-229-5100, ext. 75100

Contact Us

General Information

Nurse Advisor

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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