The Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center 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.
Cancer Support Services
Peer Mentor Program
The mission of the peer mentorship program at Johns Hopkins Howard County is to connect newly diagnosed cancer patients with a mentor who has experienced a similar diagnosis. The goal is to provide support, companionship, comfort and to reduce isolation.
The Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Center offers ongoing structured support groups as well as fellowship groups for patients and survivors.
Individual, family and couples counseling is available to cancer patients and their families at the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center, as well as to inpatients at the hospital. For more information, contact Laurie Thorner, MSW, LCSW-C at 410-740-5858.
Hair with Care offers personalized and custom consultation for wigs, toppers and hair pieces so that our clients can feel like themselves again. Additionally, we have a great selection of head scarves, sleep caps and hats.
We are in building #5 on the campus map, The Little Patuxent Specialty Care Center. Our building is in between the JHHCMC ER and Howard Community College. Please use the entrance on the narrow side of the building.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Our center is now offering additional integrative medicine services, including acupuncture, therapeutic massage and nutritional consultations. 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.
Online ClassCancer Self-Management
Cancer Self-Management is a free, 6-week program delivered entirely via Zoom. Share experiences and identify solutions and tools for solving problems and creating a supportive environment.