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A comprehensive interdisciplinary center developed to provide outpatient services to all cancer patients and survivors in need. Whether newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment, our goal is to improve daily function and quality of
life for the cancer survivor.
The CRCS utilizes faculty, students, and staff of our Master of Cancer Care, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy programs as well as additional departments in the School of Health Sciences and Education. We provide clinical care, education, and conduct research to meet the needs of rural Pennsylvanians with cancer:
DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness
Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship
108 Franciscan Way
Loretto, PA 15940
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A variety of affordable clinical services are available to the community through the CRCS.
If you are interested in any of these services, please complete, the Health History and Physical Activity Questionnaire.
First report to detail cancer differences and mortality gap
between rural and urban areas
rates were higher in rural areas (180 deaths per 100,000 persons) compared with
urban areas (158 deaths per 100,000 persons). Cancer deaths in rural areas
decreased at a slower pace, increasing the differences between rural and urban
Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and would like to improve their physical and psychological health, or anyone who would like to educate themselves on healthy lifestyle behaviors. To find out more:
call 814-472-3249 email CRCS@francis.edu
We participate with most private insurances.
We make every effort to accommodate your schedule and will initiate treatment as early as possible to expedite the recovery process. We are handicapped accessible, offer free parking, and provide a convenient drop-off area just steps from our front door.
If you have been referred by a physician, we will keep your doctor informed with updates on your progress. We are committed to working with you and your physician to ensure that you receive the best care possible.
"I'm grateful that an organization like this cares enough to create a cancer care team, and sees the importance of helping build the foundation of getting well and staying well."~Linda Gilroy Palmer, breast and ovarian cancer survivor
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