Interconnectivity is a key component of care at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, reflected in the Cancer Connections program. We are dedicated to connecting with patients throughout their cancer journey.
- Connecting Your Journey
- Help in the Home
- Options for Care
- Education and Support
- Get Connected Newsletter & Calendar
- At intake at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, every patient receives a Cancer Connections Binder. The binder provides a central location for important information and contains tips for alleviating side effects, important phone numbers and other resources.
- Each patient also receives referrals to Case Management social workers or Patient Ambassadors, depending upon individual needs. By taking the time to listen, they serve as advocates for patients and families.
Cancer Connections can call upon the resources of Enloe HomeCare & Hospice and help to screen eligibility and expedite referrals for those programs. Enloe's multidisciplinary team reviews patients to best meet their needs.
For information about help in the home, please call (530) 332-3854.
For those patients and their families who need temporary housing during the course of treatment, Cancer Connections can provide a list of local motels, hotels and other facilities. Many proprietors give preferential rates to patients and their families, and some have extra services, such as meals and transportation. In addition, Enloe offers the Arcadian House to patient families for a small fee on a space-available basis.
For information about housing, please call (530) 332-3854.
At times, patients are diagnosed when their cancer is widespread. Sometimes the cancer has recurred and treatment does not seem to be helping. Many patients want to be with loved ones in the comfort of their home. The Enloe Hospice team can be invaluable in providing care. The nurses, physical therapists, medical social workers, nursing assistants and volunteers offer physical, emotional and spiritual support to those in need. Respect and dignity are enhanced through personal care planning and education for family members on patient comfort.
For information on hospice, visit www.enloe.org/hospice or call (530) 332-6060.
Through Cancer Connections, the Enloe Regional Cancer Centerorganizes support groups and classes to help patients and families learn about and cope with their illness. Our helpful offerings include New Patient Orientation, which provides tips for managing stress and explains the resources that can empower patients; Chemotherapy Education; gentle movement and expressive writing. Read an interview with one of the expressive writing group's facilitators and participants' excerpts.Most classes are free of charge. See our complete listing of support groups and classes. Enloe also hosts special events throughout the year, including an annual survivorship event focused on wellness before, during and after cancer treatment.
Laugh, Cry, Let Go: Banners and Stories of Hope is a book created by participants in and the facilitator of Enloe's Telling Our Stories writing workshops. The book is available in the Enloe Cancer Center Library for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds will benefit support programs at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center and the purchase of more books for the library. Call (530) 332-3856 for more information
For more information about educational and supportive offerings, call (530) 332-3855. The Cancer Center also keeps a list of in-person, telephone and online support groups.
Get Connected: Newsletter & Calendar
Stay current on all of our support groups and programs with the Cancer Connections' Get Connected, a quarterly newsletter and calendar. Read the latest issue of Get Connected.
Enloe Cancer Connections
Enloe Regional Cancer Center
265 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926