Life is different after being diagnosed with Cancer. At Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth we know that the effects of the disease and its treatment can present unique challenges to patients and their families. There are many cancer organizations willing to help and we have listed a number of resources for your consideration. However, please know that our staff is always available to talk with you about your specific needs.
Local chapters of the American Cancer Society sponsor the programs listed below. To learn more call 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org. Programs include:
Combining the Look Good...Feel Better® and Reach to Recovery® programs, the Pink Tea helps women to overcome the appearance-related side effects associated with cancer treatment. Trained volunteers offer guidance and instruction to women in a supportive environment, helping them regain their confidence and self-esteem. After the makeover portion of the program, Reach to Recovery volunteers (women who have been through the breast cancer experience) provide information and support to the attendees.
Cancer Support Group
Held at the Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth Club Cancer Center, the group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The Wellness Community
Located in Hanover, The Wellness Community offers support programs for patients including Tai, Chi, Art Exploration, Reiki and other groups and servces. Call 781.829.4823 or go online to www.thewellnesscommunitymass.org
Cancer Survivors Network (CSN)
Created by, and for cancer survivors and their families to connect with others who have been touched by cancer. People in this virtual community share experiences, strength, and hope using the free, interactive service on the Web through www.acscsn.org.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER or 1-800-422-6237
Web site: www.cancer.gov
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
For publications or the Cancer Survival Toolbox
Toll-free number: 1-877-NCCS-YES (1-877-622-7937)
Toll-free number: 1-888-650-9127
Web site: www.canceradvocacy.org
Patient Advocate Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-800-532-5274
Web site: www.patientadvocate.org
Job Accommodation Network
Toll-free number: 1-800-526-7234
Web site: www.jan.wvu.edu