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Supportive Care for Cancer

Resources and Links for Cancer

We have compiled a list of local and national resources that are available to survivors and their family members.

National Resources

American Cancer Society provides in-depth information about cancer types, support programs and current research.

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health has up-to-date research and statistics, information about various treatments and side effects and information on clinical trials.

CancerCare provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults  provides support services, information and a cancer network for young adults with cancer.

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Support Network maintains the YourShoes® 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center, the only place in the world where someone can call – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – and talk to a breast cancer survivor and be understood in 150 languages.

Caring Bridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier.

Local Resources

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital provides in-patient and out-patient services and a searchable database of clinical trials at the Center.

The Red Devils is a nonprofit support organization for breast cancer patients and their families. Maryland residents referred by participating hospitals and breast centers are eligible for support services including house-cleaning and prepared family meals. 

HopeWell Cancer Support in Lutherville, MD, focuses on addressing the emotional effects of cancer. HopeWell offers a broad range of programs and activities, including support groups, educational seminars, exercise classes and social activities that allow people to access a community of support that is unmatched in the Baltimore metropolitan area. All of HopeWell’s programs are offered free of charge and are open to people at any stage of their journey through cancer.

Baltimore Cancer Support  holds weekly support groups under leadership of trained professionals, giving members an opportunity to exchange ideas, feelings, information and encouragement. Meetings are available in Westminster and Parkville.