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.

Support Groups

View a full listing of support groups for people with cancer and their loved ones.

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.

Survivorship Websites

The organizations listed offer a focus on survivors' information needs.

  • 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.
  • 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 health care 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.
  • 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.

Patient Stories

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  • “They first saved my life and then were taking care of us even when I was no longer a patient.”

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