Cancer Support Services
The Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health has partnerships with a network of community partners including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cancer Care, the American Cancer Society, the Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network (CMMN) and other organizations to offer classes, support groups and other resources for cancer patients and their caregivers.
These resources specifically help cancer patients and their families to overcome various obstacles and lessen the financial, legal and emotional burdens of cancer. Services include counseling, advocacy, assistance with financial needs, in-home assistance and medical equipment and supplies.
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good...Feel Better is a program offered by the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. The program teaches patients beauty techniques that help them cope with hair loss and skin changes during cancer treatment. The program is available on a monthly basis at the Cancer Center. For additional information, please call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.
Pat Shortall Wig Room
The Pat Shortall Wig Room provides hats and other accessories to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. Wigs are available and are free of charge. To schedule an appointment, please call 410-820-6800, ext. 5362.
In collaboration with local physicians and community partners, the Cancer Center offers a number of preventive screenings throughout the year including screenings for skin cancer and prostate cancer. Additionally, the Center provides educational opportunities focusing on topics such as colon cancer. All screenings are free and open to the public. Underinsured and uninsured are encouraged to participate.
For more information about upcoming screenings, please call the Cancer Center at 410-820-6800
Road to Recovery
Road to Recovery is an American Cancer Society program that provides volunteer drivers who offer cancer patients free transportation to scheduled medical appointments.
For additional information, please call 1-888-227-6333. Patients and families can call directly for more information or to schedule rides. Note: Five business days notice is required.
Survivors Offering Support Program
The Survivors Offering Support (SOS) Program pairs women who have breast cancer with trained volunteer mentors who are breast cancer survivors. This important source of emotional support and resources can help make the breast cancer journey an easier one to navigate.
For additional information about mentor services available or information about becoming a mentor, please call 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.