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Mind, Body, Spirit - Supporting the Whole Person
We offer a variety of integrative therapies, support programs, and other resources to provide you with holistic care options that address your body, mind, and spirit.
The following options were developed to help you throughout the various stages of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
- Support Group
- Cancer Registry
- Integrative Therapies
Cancer Support Group at Rice
Research has shown that people who attend support groups tend to do better during their treatments. The Cancer Support Group gives you an opportunity to:
- discuss concerns and feelings about cancer diagnoses and treatments
- learn from each other
- give and receive support
The Cancer Support Group at Rice is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, as well as for spouses, caregivers, friends, and family members. Feel free to join any session, regardless of the stage of the healing process in which you currently find yourself.
- cancer education
- stress management
- coping skills
- emotional support services
- spiritual support services
When We Meet
Tuesdays, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Community Health Library (located on the main floor, next to the Gift Shop).
Rev. Beverly Crute, PhD, MDiv
Support Group Facilitator
Rice Memorial Hospital
The Willmar Regional Cancer Center's Cancer Registry started in 1986. It allows lifetime follow-up of patients through physician contact on a yearly basis.
All Minnesota Cancer Registries are mandated by Minnesota Statute to forward a detailed record on each case of cancer to the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS). The MCSS systematically collects demographic and diagnostic information on all Minnesota residents with newly-diagnosed cancers.
The Cancer Registry at Rice Memorial Hospital is responsible for the collection, management and analysis of data on patients diagnosed with cancer and/or treated at the hospital.
The Willmar Regional Cancer Center offers several choices for alternative therapies to help you through the healing process. To access any of these services, please contact your Nurse Navigator or call the Cancer Center directly at 320-231-4570.
- Healing touch
- Music program
- Nutritional assistance
- Pain management
- Regular assessments
I Can Cope
Patient Education from the American Cancer Society
Look Good ... Feel Better
Specially trained cosmetologists hold group sessions to help women cope with some of the side effects of treatments.
The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Located at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, this organization is setting national standards for enhancing health care through an integrative health approach.
Reach to Recovery
A program from the American Cancer Society to help women and their families with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.