What are their services?
Today immunotherapy has made its way into the medical world, and since the researchers at CSC understands the need of a healthier immune system and how it contributes in treating cancer, they are developing new therapies based on this.
This program is called Open to Options and patients can get appointments, talk to the oncologist and the entire health care team and talk frankly about their doubts, fears and possibilities of treatments.
Teen and Children Support Programs
These are services dedicated to cater the needs to children and teenagers. The program is called Group loop and it educates teenagers and their loved ones on how to handle cancer, hwo to have hope and survive through the cancer treatment.
Why is CSC different?
The Cancer Support Community just does not treat but strengthens all those who are touched by cancer from within.
Magnolia Meals at Home
A program that serves free healthy meals to many households who suffer from breast cancer, so that the family can stay in hope and happiness.
Emotional Support for Cancer
Since cancer depresses the mind a lot, many a times, we may be incapable to take decisions about medicines and treatment, so such emotional support programs give up hope, inspiration and knowledge to move forward in life.
David, Retired FBI agent, Berlin, MD, Cancer Survivor
“When I was an FBI agent, I worked the streets of Washington and Philadelphia, dealing with danger and violence on a daily basis. I was widowed at an early age, and I am proud to say that I successfully raised five teenagers as a single parent. When I retired to the Shore, I felt I had been tested psychologically and physically and had passed with flying colors. I felt invincible.
Then I was diagnosed with cancer. I was far from family. I felt angry, alone and scared. When a friend brought me to a social event at the Wellness Community, I was dubious.
I was impressed by the staff, so I started coming to educational programs, like “Fighting Cancer with a Fork” and stress reduction activities like Yoga and Tai Chi. I found information that helped me take positive steps to improve my health, and I learned skills to deal with the stress of a cancer diagnosis. Finally, I joined a support group- Cancer Support Community.
The group is wonderful. After leaving the group meetings, (perhaps a better phrase would be warm conversations), I feel uplifted. We all know what cancer does to the inner self. The group participants helped me immeasurably through a few bouts with anxiety, fear and doubt. The facilitator was a jewel and exemplifies the true meaning of your wonderful organization.”
Cancer Support Community
1050 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Toll Free: 888-793-9355
Website address: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org