The public is invited to a Cancer Support Group meeting with John Stoddard Cancer Center Breast Cancer Care Coordinator Edra Fouts, RN, from Norwalk. The meeting is on February 12th at O’Leary Funeral Home, 1020 Main St, at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Betty Minella at 515-710-5435.
A breast cancer care coordinator’s main purpose is to help provide quality care and support for the breast cancer patient and their loved ones. This entails developing and overseeing the care patients receive from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. The patient and their loved ones receive enhanced teaching of procedures, cancer treatments, surgery and avoidance of post-operative complications. The breast cancer care coordinator lends emotional support and encouragement, helping the patient to have hope, knowing they don’t face their journey alone.