The Easton Regional Cancer Center is connected to other local community and national organizations to provide programs that assist you and your family as you cope with cancer and manage all aspects of your care.
Patients have access to the following programs and resources:
Easton Regional Cancer Care Support Groups
Support Groups for cancer patients include:
- Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group
Meets: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Where: Rehabilitation conference room, second floor
No reservations necessary
- Cancer Survivors Support Group
Meets: Second Tuesday of each month from 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Where: Easton Hospital Solarium on 3W
American Cancer Society Programs, Lehigh Valley
1-800-227-2345 • www.cancer.org
Programs offered include:
Look Good … Feel Better® – a trained cosmetologist teaches women how to care for changes in skin and hair which may occur during treatment. Sessions are held at the Cancer Support Community, Easton Hospital, and all participants receive a free make-up kit.
Wigs – offering a wide variety of wigs fitted by a licensed cosmetologist – three nearby locations: Bismillah Hair Salon, Easton; Metro Beauty Academy, Allentown; and Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center, Bethlehem.
Road to Recovery – trained volunteers drive cancer patients to and from treatment.
Reach To Recovery® – trained breast cancer survivors providing support and information.
“tlc”™ magalog – magazine and catalog of affordable products dealing with the physical effects of cancer treatment.
Cancer Survivors Network – a “virtual” community created by and for cancer survivors and their families.
Hope Lodge® – free, overnight housing for cancer patients who must travel far from home for their care.
I Can Cope® – educational program for patients and their caregivers.
Children’s Camps – Camp Can Do, Mt. Gretna, Pa., (near Hershey) is a camp for pediatric cancer patients that is specially equipped to handle their specific needs.
The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley
610-861-7555 • www.CancerSupportGLV.org
This national nonprofit organization provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones.
Easton Home Health and Hospice Services
Easton Hospital RNs, physical therapists, occupational therapists and home health aides provide skilled treatment and rehabilitation services in the comfort and privacy of patients’ homes. No reservations necessary.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Lehigh Valley Chapter: 610-266-8513 • www.lls.org
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.
National Cancer Institute
The website for this national organization provides a wealth of cancer-related information for patients and for the general public. It is particularly valuable for finding out about current research and clinical trials.