Having outstanding medical treatment is vital to any cancer patient. What’s often overlooked are the elements that lie outside of surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. While Summit Health Cancer Centers in New Jersey and Oregon are bringing a higher level of care to patients, studies show that there is much more to treatment success than excellent medical care. Summit Health Cares is committed to helping patients and their families maintain their emotional, physical and spiritual well-being throughout treatment, increasing quality of life and chances of survival.
While conventional therapies are helpful for many people, offering a range of additional services allows patients and families to build a comprehensive, whole-person approach that works best for them. The foundation provides multiple resources, from one-on-one patient navigation services with Monica Cotton helping access community resources to movement and mindfulness classes, therapeutic music and more – everything we do is aimed at providing comfort and easing stress and anxiety for patients and their families fighting cancer.
“I thank God every day for the programs Summit Health Cares has,” said Muriel, a patient at Summit Health Cancer Centers who recently learned about the Comfort Project.” It’s not easy to deal with a diagnosis. Of course you’re a nervous wreck and you’re under so much pressure because you don’t know what’s going to happen or what kind of treatment you’ll have and for how long. The doctors and the staff at Summit Health were wonderful people and then I spoke with Monica Cotton at the foundation and she just relieved so much anxiety for me.”