Resources for Cancer Survivors
ChristianaCare has numerous resources for cancer survivors. You can download “Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment,” a booklet on practical ways of dealing with the challenges of being a cancer survivor from the National Cancer Institute available at www.cancer.gov.
Please visit our library in the main lobby of the Helen F Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute for books, magazines, CDs and videos that may help answer questions and provide guidance
General cancer resources
- Cancer Care Connection is a nonprofit service organization that helps people make informed decisions through professional coaching and personalized information and resource connections. Please contact www.cancercareconnection.org or 1-866-266-7008 for more information.
- The Cancer Support Community of Delaware is dedicated to helping people with cancer and their loved ones by providing free, professionally led programs of emotional support, education and hope as an integral part of conventional medical treatment. Please contact www.cscde.org or 302-995-2850 for more information.
Breast cancer resources
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Inc. empowers our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Please contact www.debreastcancer.org or 302-778-1102 for more information.
Sisters On a Mission offers support for African American women with breast cancer. Meetings are every fourth Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. Call Cynthia Church at 302-475-0687.
Ovarian cancer resources
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Delaware Valley Chapter, raises awareness about ovarian cancer and promotes education about the disease. Call Dorianne Short at 302-998-6889.
Prostate cancer resources
First State Prostate Support Group is for patients and family members of current or post-treatment prostate-cancer patients. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE, 19720. Call 302-324-4227 or 800-304-0779.