On-Site Resources

Pat Shortall Wig Room

The Pat Shortall Wig Room provides wigs, hats and other accessories to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. To schedule an appointment, please call 410-820-6800.

Women's Health Boutique

The Women's Health Boutique provides post-mastectomy garments, prosthetics and swimwear to accommodate the needs of pre- and post-surgery patients on the third Friday of each month at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. To make an appointment, call 410-820-9400.

Clinical Oncology Social Worker

Your local Oncology social worker is able to assist you with arranging the following services. Please contact Patty Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-C, at 410 820-6800.

CARES Patient Support Group

Cancer can bring both expected and unexpected changes into your life. Joining others with shared experience who can listen and understand the questions, daily challenges – and triumphs – of a cancer journey can be a powerful opportunity for insight and gaining new skills. You will learn from others, but also gain satisfaction from helping others by sharing what you have learned along the way. Enjoy open and honest discussions and even some laughter.

  • 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5 to 7 pm
  • 3rd Wednesdays, 1 to 3 pm

CARES Family & Caregiver Support Group - 1st Saturday of each month, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Most caregivers do not have to provide hands-on care but do take on new roles and responsibilities when a loved one is going through cancer treatment. Finding balance between helping others, trying to keep life “normal”, being strong and taking care of yourself can be a challenge. Participants usually feel hesitant to attend because they are already so busy, but report they leave feeling refreshed and relieved. Discussions are positive, supportive and confidential.

  • 1st Saturday of each month, 9 to 10:30 am

Caregivers Support Group

This local support group is for anyone who is the partner/family/friend/caregiver of a cancer patient.

TIPPS Quality Of Life

TIPPS sessions offer private, confidential conversations with a social worker about personal relationships, family life, and financial, legal and spiritual concerns for free.

Financial Consultation

Financial consultations with our oncology social workers help patients for whom medication, supplies or other treatment-related expenses become unaffordable. Patients are matched with appropriate programs based upon their financial need and eligibility.

Improving Your Look and Outlook (LOL)

Improving Your Look and Outlook (LOL) provides consultation on hair and skin changes due to treatment, and tips for enhancing your appearance. Contact your Oncology social worker for an appointment with a provider near you.

Additional Resources

Cancer Hope Network

Phone: 877-468-3638

Cancer Care, Inc

Support groups for specific cancer types are offered via phone, as well as educational topics related to your cancer diagnosis. Call 800-813-4673

American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge offers treatment-related temporary accommodations for patients who live an hour or more away from treatment. Visit Hope Lodge for more information.

If you are getting treated in Baltimore, ask to speak to a nurse navigator or social worker at that facility. 

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community provides online contact with counselors or moderated support groups and My Lifeline discussion boards. Call  888-793-9355 or visit the Cancer Support Community's Helpline.

They also help arrange free Airbnb accommodations when you have to travel far and stay overnight for treatment. Please call 877-793-0498 or visit the Red Door Community for more information. 


Caring Bridge is a nonprofit website for anyone undergoing a major life change.

Learn more:

Living With

A free app  (available from Apple, Google Play and Amazon) developed by Pfizer Oncology, Living With helps you track pain, eating, mood, sleep and medication and other life activities so you can share that information with your doctors. You may also request help with meals or rides, store important documents and read articles about cancer treatment, side effects and best coping skills.

Cancer.net Mobile

This app (free, available from Apple, Google Play and Amazon) includes information on more than 120 types of cancers. It also stores appointments, provider and medication information and can be used for symptom tracking.