Cancer Organizations and Facilities Resource Listing
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ACT-After Cancer Treatment – A woman’s survivorship group, was formed to help women cancer survivors bridge the gap from existing as a survivor, to living as a Warrior. This community focuses on rebuilding the body, heart and soul in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis. The organization’s mission is to guide women cancer survivors on a path of self-renewal and personal power as they formulate their next step in physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. ACT After Cancer Treatment provides fee-based private mentoring for cancer treatment and recovery. Coaching sessions include discussion to bring clarity and guidance and include an action-plan and written instructions for recommended spiritual, emotional or physical practices. An 8-week course is also offered.t
The American Cancer Society is a volunteer-based health service organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Support services include Cancer Information Line 800-ACS-2345; loan closet; gift closet; support groups, “Look Good Feel Better” Program, Road to Recovery transportation assistance, and Reach to Recovery for breast cancer patients. The Southern Nevada ACS offers gift closet and resource centers in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Pahrump. Call 702-891-9009 to make an appointment at any of the locations. The lodging program provides patients receiving treatment in southern Nevada with complimentary stays in participating hotels, based on eligibility. Call the local office for details. Look Good…Feel Better skincare and makeup classes are available throughout the month at these locations: The Caring Place; Comprehensive Cancer Centers at Twain, South Hills, Northwest, and Siena; The Breast Center at Sunrise; and 21st Century Oncology Tenaya. Call 702-891-9009. Pre-registration is required. National programs of the American Cancer Society include the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center. The goal of the center is to shape the future of cancer survivorship care and improve the quality of life for cancer survivors transitioning from treatment to recovery. Resources of the center include a post-treatment guide for survivors, tools for health care professionals, and tools for advocates.
Through its unique and award-winning products, CURE Media Group has become the source of information and inspiration for those on the cancer journey. CURE Media Group's flagship product, CURE magazine, is the indispensable guide for every stage of the cancer experience. Through the magazine, live meetings, a resource guide for the newly diagnosed, a national nursing award, books and a variety of online tools, CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. CURE magazine, launched in 2002 for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, has become the largest consumer magazine in the United States focused entirely on cancer. With a circulation of 300,000 individual subscribers account for over 170,000 of that figure with the remainder going to cancer centers and advocacy groups around the country. Since its inception, CURE has expanded to reflect the entire cancer continuum, including supportive care issues and long-term and late effects. CURE is advised by a distinguished board of physicians, nurses, advocates and other health professionals in the oncology field. CURE's editor-in-chief, Dr. Debu Tripathy, is Co-Leader of the Women's Cancer Program at Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. In addition, editor-at-large Kathy LaTour, a two-time survivor, brings a wealth of cancer experience, connections in the oncology community and an extensive writing and publishing background, which includes authoring the Breast Cancer Companion.
FirstMed Health and Wellness Center is a non-profit medical clinic providing preventive and primary health care services to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a particular sensitivity to the Hispanic and Asian Pacific Islander communities, FirstMed turns no one away because of inability to pay. Services include wellness programs with screening and preventive care such as breast exams, bloodwork, colorectal and prostate cancer screening, and tobacco use and cessation counseling. The center also offers Women’s Health Connection screenings, weight management and exercise classes, dental and mental health screening. A mobile clinic is offered as well. Services are provided in English, Spanish and Tagalog.
John W. James founded the Grief Recovery Institute thirty years ago as a solution when he couldn’t find the resources he needed to deal with his own overwhelming grief at the death of his infant son. Since then the Institute has expanded to include sister organizations in Canada, England, Sweden, and Mexico. Our mission is to deliver grief recovery assistance to the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. John is internationally recognized as one of the foremost authorities on grief in the world today.
Founded in 1999 by three visionaries as a small, non-profit, 501(c)(3) patient-based advocacy organization, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network understands the many challenges that patients and their families face in the fight against pancreatic cancer. With national headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California, and a Government Affairs office in Washington, DC, the organization fulfills its mission through a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. Support groups including in-person, telephone and online options. In addition, the Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) program offers assistance with treatment options, clinical trials search, disease information, specialist physicians, side effect management, diet and nutrition, and additional support resources.t
Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer is accredited as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and features the latest technology available in the region’s newest, most-comfortable facility. Designed for the comfort and convenience of patients, the 15,000-square-foot Center for Cancer is located in Saint Mary’s Center for Health, immediately adjacent to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer is accredited from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), becoming the first accredited breast program in the state of Nevada. The program provides patients with a top-notch program from screening to diagnosis, and throughout treatment to survivorship. Breast Nurse Navigators offer assistance to patients throughout the process. The center features a variety of support groups and an American Cancer Society Resource Center, along with research and clinical trials, outpatient nutrition and more. Support Groups include: A Time to Heal 12-Week Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Support, On With Life Breast Cancer Support Group, General Cancer Support Group.
University Medical Center’s Oncology Care Center offers inpatient and outpatient services, support groups and programs, and educational services. Outpatient services include: initial evaluations, second-opinion consultations, clinical trial access, treatment administration and follow-up care. Additional services include hospital pharmacy, a laboratory, social services, nutritional services, behavioral health, imaging services and speech/occupational/physical therapy services. The imaging services available include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), ultrasonography (US), and nuclear imaging. The Oncology Department provides the ONS (Oncology Nursing Society) Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course in-house. The Cancer Survivor Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month.
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