Battling cancer may be one of the toughest challenges you and your loved ones will ever face. Thinking about and specifying the things that are important in your life, can help guide your care team towards the care you want today and in the future.
Advance care planning helps you understand treatment options, provides you a voice in your care decisions, and assists your medical team in making decisions regarding your care in the event you become unable to make decisions for yourself. Making these important decisions now can allow you and your loved ones to focus on living well in the future. Legal documents allow you to outline how you’d like to be cared for in certain situations and name a medical power of attorney to make decisions on your behalf. Advance care planning is a standard part of every treatment plan, even if your cancer is highly treatable. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your care team is aware of the treatment options you choose, and that your loved ones will not have to make these important decisions for you.
As part of the quality care we deliver, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is pleased to offer advance care planning services through The US Oncology Network My Choices, My Wishes® program. This comprehensive program helps you explore and document your healthcare preferences in a supportive environment.
Specially trained counselors will help you define the activities, relationships and healthcare goals that are important to you, and then complete advance directive documentation that matches your preferences for care. Advance care planning is something all adults should do today so we can direct the care that’s best for us in the future.
For peace of mind today and tomorrow, we encourage you and your family to participate. Please contact a member of our supportive care team for more information.