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Living with Cancer Resource Program

Caregiver Cafe

Are you taking care of or supporting someone with cancer? You are invited to our Caregiver Cafe to relax, meet other caregivers and ask your questions. Thursdays from 11-12 in the Weinberg 5th floor waiting area across from the visitor elevators. No reservations needed. All caregivers are welcome. For more information contact Joanne Finley, RN, MS, at 410-502-1591.

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 Heath Care Agent? Stop by Weinberg 1210 for information about an advance directive, living will and selecting a health care agen, or call 410-955-8934.

Image Recovery Centers at Johns Hopkins

The center is designed to assist patients who are experiencing the cosmetic side effects of cancer therapy. Their complementary consultations include information on hair alternatives, head wear, and specifically formulated skin care products for usage during and after chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Call 410-502-5623.

Johns Hopkins Videos

"Fine Print of Cancer"

A video series that covers a wide range of topics such as communicating with healthcare providers and children, taking care of yourself and finances.

"Walking on Eggshells"

A video series that shares what it is like to be a caregiver.

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 needed. All programs will be held in the 1st floor Weinberg lobby unless otherwise noted. For more information contact, Joanne Finley, RN, MS, at 410-502-1591.

National Caregivers Support Sites

The American Cancer Society 800-227-2345
On-line support groups and chat rooms, as well as information about local support.

Cancer Care 800-813-HOPE
On-line support groups.

Cancer Hope Network 800-552-4366
Matches caregivers with mentors who provide support via email or phone.

(The above listings are just a sample of some of the many national resources and support services for patients and families)