Day-To-Day Coping

Patients and families, who cope with cancer, face many challenges. We believe that the more our patients know about their cancer and its treatment, the more equipped they are to actively participate in their care. The Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program offers a variety of resources to assist patients and families during this time.
Contact: 410-955-8934

Our Team

Learn more about the team members dedicated to providing support and resources to our patients, families and caregivers.

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The Skip Viragh Outpatient Building

The Patient and Family Services Program is pleased to announce our second location in the The Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Center.  The office is located on the second level (Suite M2115) near the entrance to the Orleans Garage.  Oncology Social Work, Transportation Coordination, Housing Coordination, Pastoral Care, Palliative Care and Notary Services will be available in the Viragh Building.

Viragh Patient Guide

patient guide
Patients should be well informed and educated about their care and resources available here at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Every new patient receives a Viragh Patient Guide; a customized binder, complete with handouts for that individual patient's needs. It is his or hers to keep. The handouts include information on the disease, treatment, coping with side effects and the psychological impact of cancer, nutrition, exercise and what to do when treatment is over.The Weinberg Patient Guide can be viewed here. Chemotherapy and You: Explains what chemotherapy is and discusses questions people may have, such as how often they will have treatment and how it will be given. Explains common side effects, why they happen, ways your health care providers can help you manage them, and tips for to managing them at home.​ Read more.