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Living With Cancer Resource Program

Programs and Events

July 2017

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 milleba@jhmi.edu.

Caregiver Café

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

https://foh.psc.gov/Calendar/july.html

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
410-502-5623   www.imagerecovery.com

LOCAL

BCAN - Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202
Bethesda, MD 20814
800-901-BCAN   www.bcan.org

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
888-501-7077   www.chesapeakelifecenter.org

Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center
The Medical Pavilion at Howard County
10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050
Columbia, MD 21044
410-740-5858

Hope Connections for Cancer Support
Beaumont House at FASEB
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-634-7500   www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org

HopeWell Cancer Support
10628 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
410-832-2719   www.hopewellcancersupport.org

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
202-483-8600   www.smithcenter.org

SPOHNC – Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
10753 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
410-955-1176   www.spohnc.org   www.jhhspohnc.com

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
6770 Oak Hall Lane, Unit 116, Columbia, MD 21045
921 E. Fort Avenue, Ste. 325, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-964-0202   www.ulmanfund.org

Wellness House of Annapolis
2625 Mas Que Farm Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
410-990-0941   www.annapoliswellnesshouse.org
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.


NATIONAL

The American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
800-227-2345   www.cancer.org

Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
800-813-HOPE   www.cancercare.org

Cancer Hope Network
Two North Road, Suite A., Chester, NJ 07930
877-467-3638   www.cancerhopenetwork.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
800-955-4572   www.lls.org

National Cancer Institute – NCI
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
800-422-6237   www.cancer.gov

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – NCCS
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 315,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
877-NCCS-YES   www.canceradvocacy.org

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.