|Cancer Support Services
Education and support are critical to cancer care. It is important that people with cancer get the information they need to make informed choices about their care and the support needed to manage the day-to-day challenges of living with this disease. An essential part of our mission, we offer an unparalleled level of support available in our community.
- Oncology social work, including counseling
- Patient and family support groups
- Integrative therapy
- Pastoral care
- Home care and hospice services
Support is offered through an oncology social worker who helps alleviate the emotional, physical and financial pressures often experienced by people with cancer. Other services provided by the oncology social worker include: serving as a liaison to the medical team; helping patients navigate insurance and identify additional financial resources; and providing counseling, education and information, including referrals to home-based and community resources.
View a full listing of support groups for people with cancer and their loved ones.
Living with Cancer
Comfort in Clothing Program
Shopping for clothing can be a chore for those dealing with the changes brought about by cancer. This program offers free, comfortable clothing to patients under our care. For information, call 609.631.6960.
Look Good ... Feel Better Studio
This free program, made possible by the American Cancer Society, is a one-time makeover for women undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation, and is provided by trained cosmetologists and hairstylists. It takes place at in our studio (other locations available). For information, call 609.895.0101.
The organizations listed offer a focus on survivors' information needs.
- American Association for Cancer Research
The Survivors and Advocates section of the site provides patients, survivors and advocates clear and accurate information about research findings, support and advocacy groups, clinical trials and biomedical terminology.
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS Cancer Survivor Network offers announcements, discussion boards, personal web pages and library resources all addressing cancer survivorship. The site is updated regularly.
- Cancer Survivor's Project
The Cancer Survivor's Project is a community of long-term cancer survivors and their friends working together to improve the lives of children and adults after cancer.
- Coping Resources
Discover your options, provided by People Living with Cancer, an American Society of Clinical Oncology Web site.
- Gilda's Club
Gilda's Club is a place where men, women and children with any kind of cancer and their family members and friends can plan and build life-changing emotional and social support.
- Life After Cancer Treatment
This site is provided by the National Cancer Institute
- LIVESTRONGTM Survivorship Resources
This site offers detailed information on a wide range of topics, including physical, emotional and practical issues.
- Medline Plus Magazine
This quarterly guide for patients and their families contains medical and healthcare information from the National Institutes of Health.
- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)
NBCAM is comprised of several national public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies working in partnership to build breast cancer awareness, share information and provide access to screening services. This site includes patient services, disease information, recipes, etc.
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
This advocacy organization provides information on legislation and news items related to cancer as well as connections to programs and resources for cancer survivors.
- Steps for Living
Steps for Living offers cancer survivors and their loved ones a creative voice by providing alternative ways of coping through artistic outlets. The non-profit organization promotes creative media as a tool for healing through self-expression, connection to other survivors and unity at any stage of illness.
- People Living With Cancer (PLWC)
The Survivorship section offers information about survivorship, rehabilitation and being your own advocate.
- Ulman Cancer Fund
The Ulman Cancer Fund provides support programs, education and resources to benefit young adults and their families and friends who are affected by cancer.
- The Wellness Community
The Wellness Community offers free online support groups with a global reach. The site links to a resource library, kitchen and nutrition center and mind/body room.