COVID-19 Restrictions Update:
The Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center has reopened to patients by appointment only. Walk-in visits are not yet permitted. Services provided include: wig consultation, acupuncture, massage and nutritional counseling. Patients will be screened prior to appointments and, if testing is necessary, information will be provided. Visitors or family are not able to accompany patients, unless a support person is required. Most counseling and support groups or other larger group activities will remain online for the time being. Learn more about having a safe return to our services.
The Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital offers hope and support to cancer patients, families and caregivers. The center is designed to assist individuals and families through counseling, stress and symptom management, care planning, system navigation, education, aesthetic services and resource identification. We connect persons diagnosed with cancer, and their families, with essential community, state and national resources.
Our Center honors the memory of long-time Howard County resident Claudia Mayer, who died of cancer at age 47. It is also named for Tina Broccolino, one of the founders of the center. Her support was instrumental in the center's growth over the past 15 years.
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 resources:
Our experienced staff provides you with the educational materials you need to better understand your diagnosis and treatment. We have a 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. We also provide help navigating online resources and can provide access to local, state and national programs and resources that may be of help to you.
Complementary medicine, including acupuncture and yoga are available:
Our center is now offering additional integrative medicine services, including acupuncture, massage, nutritional consultations and therapeutic yoga. The expanded range of therapies are available for cancer patients and those without cancer and are being offered in collaboration with providers from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, a graduate university in Laurel that educates practitioners.
Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center
11065 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 150
Columbia, MD 21044