Friday, August 03, 2012
Local Cancer Resource Center Offers Support, Guidance to Those Touched by Cancer
Thompson Cancer Survival Center at Methodist offers a high level of cancer care, including state-of-the-art treatments and wellness services designed to care for the whole patient. Now Thompson at Methodist can offer even more help to the communities it serves as they partner with the American Cancer Society to provide a new Cancer Resource Center.
The Cancer Resource Center is located on the 2nd Level of Thompson at Methodist and provides essential services and support to patients dealing with all forms of cancer. From an information library, meeting spaces and a wig bank, to a future boutique, the Cancer Resource Center offers care for the whole person and the whole community.
The Cancer Resource Center is designed to increase outreach to cancer patients and the general public. The center provides an array of community resources plus the latest medical information. The center also provides guidance to help cancer patients, survivors and caregivers navigate through their cancer journey. The Wellness Community meets at the Cancer Resource Center and offers a cancer support group on the first Tuesday of each month; a wig bank provides patients with free wigs and personalized fittings, while plans are underway for a specialized boutique that will include certified fitters for breast prosthesis.
The Cancer Resource Center is open to anyone going through cancer regardless of where they are receiving care. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
The Cancer Resource Center was made possible in large part through the effort of Leadership Anderson County class of 2012 and generous community donors.
For more information about the Cancer Resource Center or Methodist’s cancer services, please call Methodist’s cancer liaison, Audrey Ingram, at (865) 835-4522.