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My Choices, My Wishes - Advance Care Planning

As you and your loved ones make decisions about your health care, 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 and provides you a voice in your care decisions. Making these important decisions now can allow you and your loved ones to focus on living well in the future. 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, Minnesota Oncology 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 for anyone, healthy or sick

Have you considered these important issues?

  • Are my goals for medical interventions compatible with my personal goals, values and religious beliefs?
  • Have I made my preferences clear to my doctor and loved ones?
  • Have I put my wishes directives in writing?
  • Have I chosen a health care agent?

We encourage all of our patients to have a conversation with their loved ones and write down their thoughts in a legal document, called a Health Care Directive, so that we better understand your care goals and wishes. Minnesota Oncology is pleased to now offer free Advance Care Planning classes twice per month at this clinic location. Please ask your care team for details or visit.

Minnesota Oncology is pleased to now offer free Advance Care Planning classes twice per month at the following clinic locations: 

Coon Rapids Clinic

Maplewood Cancer Center

Please ask your care team for specific dates and times.