The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital is Howard County's remarkable place of hope, help and support for men, women and children living with cancer. The Center was founded in 1998 in memory of Claudia Mayer, a cancer patient who sadly lost her battle with the disease but whose memory lives on.
Located on the hospital campus in the new Medical Pavilion at 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050 (Garden Level), our Center hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Tuesday evenings until 7:00pm.
Counseling and support services are available to families and patients.
Cancer patients and their families sometimes need help coping. Whether you are facing the uncertainty of a new diagnosis and treatment, feeling overwhelmed or adapting to life after cancer, we can help. Our social workers are there to offer assistance, connect you with resources, teach coping skills and provide emotional support individually or in a group setting.
We connect you to a library of educational materials and other available resources.
Our experienced staff provides you with the educational materials you need to better understand your diagnosis and treatment. Our lending library is tied to the Howard County Library System and our selection of books is searchable via their online catalog. We have an extensive selection of current materials from the NIH, The National Cancer Institute, The American Cancer Society, Johns Hopkins Medicine and other organizations devoted to informing the cancer patient and their families. Come in and let our staff help you choose books that may be helpful. We can also provide access to local, state and national programs and resources that may be of help to you. Take advantage of our classes, events and programs, most of which are free of charge.
Our wig salon, prosthetic and aesthetic services are all under one roof.
The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center has specialty salons offering a wide selection of wigs, and professional hairstyling services designed specifically for your hair as it transitions during and after your cancer treatment. We also have an extensive selection of head scarves and wraps, hats and caps. Should you need help, we can shave your head, and our staff can teach you various ways to wear and tie your scarves. Spa Services are also offered on site to help you look and feel your best. Breast prosthetics are also available at the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, through a unique partnership with Comfort Care Medical. Women can be fitted for breast prosthetics, including swim forms, and both men and women can be fitted for compression garments and sleeves, which help manage the side effects of lymphedema. Comfort Care specialists work closely with the hospital’s physical therapists at Howard County General Hospital’s Bolduc Family Outpatient Center to provide excellent care. Comfort Care accepts insurance. To make an appointment with Comfort Care, call 561-346-0737.
Complementary medicine, including acupuncture, yoga and tai chi, are available.
Healing Point Acupuncture and Healing Arts provides acupuncture consultations and treatment via experienced top-rated practitioners. Other services –including movement classes in yoga, tai chi and Qigong – massage and counseling are also available to patients and families.
Support our Center
Our Center is made possible through the support and generous contributions of individuals and community groups. If you would like to find out how you can support the center, call us at 410 740-5858. You can also make a direct contribution by using this online donation form and designating the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center in the Donation Information field.
Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center
10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050
Columbia, MD 21044