A variety of support services are available to patients at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center.
A licensed social worker provides emotional and ongoing support to patients newly diagnosed with cancer, those in treatment, and those who have completed their treatment. The social worker also assists patients in finding financial resources, offering information and making referrals to community programs, and advocating for patients and families who have concerns about insurance coverage.
Dietary needs are addressed through the expertise of a registered and licensed dietitian. During cancer treatment, a patient may experience changes in dietary needs. A registered dietitian is available to help make food choices that will provide good nutrition for those who experience nausea or other eating disturbances related to cancer treatment.
Cancer patients' spiritual needs are recognized as being an important part of their treatment process. The Prairie Lakes pastoral care staff is available to cancer patients and their loved ones anytime for prayer, spiritual concerns, or support of any kind.
Support groups are available through the Cancer Center. Learn more about the free support groups at Prairie Lakes by clicking here or calling 605-882-6854. Support group meeting dates are included on the online calendar.