A cancer diagnosis is life changing. Suddenly patients are confronted with a world of tests, procedures and medical terminology along with emotions and anxieties that are completely new to them.
This is where the Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute at Roper St. Francis Cancer Care can help.
The goal of the Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute is simple, while its results are life-changing: we exist to support all of our cancer patients’ needs – mind, body and spirit.
To achieve this, we incorporate resources throughout the Roper St. Francis System to create an integrated care plan that brings together the latest cancer fighting tools, such as CyberKnife and Nano Knife, with support therapies for your emotional and spiritual well-being.
A True Team Spirit
The Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute offers a team of experts that is dedicated to healing the whole you – not just your cancer. Along with our world-class doctors and professional nursing staff we offer:
- Site-specific Navigators
- Mental Health Professionals
- Social Workers
- Exercise Specialists
This entire team works together and comes to really know you and your unique needs.
Including Family and Friends
A cancer diagnosis has a direct impact on the patient’s family and friends. We understand the incredible value the patient’s support team brings to their cancer journey and actively encourage family and friends to participate in our cancer wellness programs.
Life After Cancer
For many patients, even though they may be cured, a specialized plan is necessary to monitor conditions for which they may be at an increased risk. For other patients, life after a cancer diagnosis can mean adjusting to a new norm. The Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute works with physicians in developing a survivorship care plan to help patients return to normal activities, adjust to new routines and make the best lifestyle choices going forward.
Donna M. Fielding
Our Cancer Wellness Institute is named in honor of Donna M. Fielding who lost her battle with metastatic melanoma in 2011. In her memory, the Ronald Fielding family gave a $1 million commitment to support future cancer patients.