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For patients undergoing treatment at Penrose Cancer Center, our
Integrative Therapies program takes into account the whole person,
body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving the cancer
treatment experience. Complementary therapies are not meant to
replace traditional treatments of surgery, chemotherapy or
radiation therapy but to be used in conjunction with standard
A cancer diagnosis is typically one of life's most stressful
events and our Integrative Therapies program is designed to provide
exposure to a wide range of techniques and tools that can reduce
stress and allow the patient or caregiver to experience modalities
that will be helpful not only during the cancer experience but in
the days to come.
We began our Integrative Therapies program in January of 2011
and have provided a variety of classes including the following:
Integrative Therapies classes are held every Tuesday from 4:30
p.m. - 5:20 p.m. in the Pavilion at Penrose Cancer Center
and are free of charge. In addition, throughout the year
time-limited classes are offered in NIA, Drumming, Art,
Bibliotherapy, and Music. Patients going through treatment, those
who have completed treatment, as well as caregivers, are invited to
attend. Our website calendar has a current listing of classes
offered each month. Contact Sherry Martin, Oncology Social
Worker/Counselor at 719-776-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information about the benefits of each class.
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