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Home > The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center > Patient Information > Patient Support & Services
Living With Cancer Resource Program
Programs and Events
Save the Date - Surviving Suvivorship: Living with Cancer
Join us! Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:00-4:00 PM; registration 11:30 AM
This free conference is for survivors, regardless of your cancer type or phase of treatment, and your caregivers. A hot lunch will be served at noon and feature keynote speaker,Dr. Redona Miller, the first woman president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by your choice of two workshops. For more information contact Barry Miller, 410-955-8934 or email@example.com.
Are you taking care of or supporting someone with cancer? You are invited to our Caregiver Café to relax, meet other caregivers and ask your questions. Just stop by on Thursdays from 11-12 in the Weinberg 5th floor waiting area across from the visitor elevators. No reservations needed. All caregivers welcome.
Ask The Expert
The Patient Education Series, Ask the Expert, is an opportunity for patients, families, staff and visitors to ask questions and receive handouts on a given topic. No reservations are needed. All programs will be held in the 1st floor Weinberg Lobby.
Thursday, July 13, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Coping with Radiation Therapy
For more information contact Joanne Finley, RN, MS, at 410-502-1591.
July is UV Safety Month
What is the body’s largest organ? If you guessed skin, you are right! Our skin protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. So it just makes good sense to protect our protector, especially when thinking about skin cancer. The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and tanning sunlamps can cause many other complications besides skin cancer, such as eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin. Wearing proper clothing and high UV sunglasses, avoiding the “burn,” going for the shade, and generously applying broad-spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 15) are all good strategies to protect your skin.
Who Helps You Make Medical Decisions?
Who will make medical decisions for you in the event you are unable to do so? Have you prepared a Health Care Power of Attorney and named a Health Care Agent? Stop by Weinberg 1210 for information about an advance directive, living will and selecting a health care agent, or call 410-955-8934.
Resources and Support Services
AT JOHNS HOPKINS
Image Recovery Centers
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway, 1st Floor, Baltimore, MD 21287
BCAN - Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202
Bethesda, MD 20814
Chesapeake Life Center
Anne Arundel County Office
90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122
Prince George’s County Office
9500 Arena Drive, Suite #250, Largo, MD 20774
Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center
The Medical Pavilion at Howard County
10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050
Columbia, MD 21044
Hope Connections for Cancer Support
Beaumont House at FASEB
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
HopeWell Cancer Support
10628 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
6770 Oak Hall Lane, Unit 116, Columbia, MD 21045
921 E. Fort Avenue, Ste. 325, Baltimore, MD 21230
Wellness House of Annapolis
2625 Mas Que Farm Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
Programs and Services
Wellness House CARES™ is a Cancer Awareness, Resiliency Education, Support program offering free services for Children, Teens and Families aged 6-teen years.
The American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
275 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Cancer Hope Network
Two North Road, Suite A., Chester, NJ 07930
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
National Cancer Institute – NCI
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – NCCS
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 315,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Patient and Caregiver Resources: Guidelines for Patients® and Quick Guides™ for a variety of cancer types. www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/cancers.aspx
The above listings are just a sample of some of the many resources and support services for patients and families.