Cancer Support

We’ll Help You Find Your Way

Cancer changes lives. As you move through therapy or transition back to work and home, you’ll likely need support along the way. We are committed to helping you through the process and making sure you have access to the resources you need to enhance your life throughout your time as a cancer patient.

Psychosocial Support

Psychosocial support specialists (social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists) are available to help patients and their families cope with different emotional aspects of a cancer diagnosis. They collaborate with the patient’s care team to meet the psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

Cancer Support and Education Groups

Cancer education and support are an important part of the cancer treatment process. Knowing others who are dealing with cancer may help you cope with your own cancer-related experiences. Carris Health Cancer Center has programs to help you and your loved ones understand and manage the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. <link to support group events>

Emotional and Spiritual Support

A cancer diagnosis can cause a variety of mental health issues to rise to the surface, including anxiety and depression. Patients and family members are encouraged to share their fears and concerns with the cancer care coordinator, who can make a referral for services. A full-time, non-denominational chaplain is also available for patients and their families for spiritual counseling and support.

New Do Salon

The “New Do Salon,” located off the Carris Health Cancer Center main lobby, provides wigs and head coverings free of charge through generous donations that community members and organizations have raised for the Cancer Care Fund. You can decide to try a whole new look or emulate what your hair looked like before cancer treatment.

Look Good, Feel Better

Look Good, Feel Better® is a free program for women undergoing cancer treatment. Each month, professional cosmetologists provide tips about skin care, nail care, makeup and new hair looks that include wigs, scarves, hats and turbans. Each participant receives a new unused wig, as well as a free kit filled with beauty products donated from the Cancer Care Fund.

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