Wellness and Cancer Resource Guide
What is Cancer?
Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.Keep reading
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A FOcus on Breast Cancer
City of Hope | Mission Hills: Expert Breast Cancer Care in Your Community
Dortha Chu, M.D., Ph.D., has a message for women facing breast cancer: You have more control than you might imagine. “The first thing I want patients to know is that they have options,” she said. “You can take some time to figure out what you want. There are some cancers where you do have to make quick choices, but that’s not breast cancer, and treatment shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all.”…
Cancer Screening Tests
A guide to when you should screen and what to expect when testing for the following cancers:
Cancer Warriors Speak Candidly
Conquering Cancer — Twice
At first impression, David Ford — who stands 6-feet 3-inches tall and weighs 235 pounds — is an imposing figure, even at age 63.…
California Assembly Passes Cancer Patients Bill of Rights
By Letisia Marquez The California State Assembly has unanimously passed the Cancer Patients Bill of Rights, joining the state Senate in adopting this resolution. The Cancer…
Valley Doctor Leads Effort to Defeat Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the United States and might even get worse in the next few years. But in the San…
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group a Source of Strength and Hope in the Valley and Beyond
Jay E. Sandler is thankful and ready to celebrate his 70th birthday in a few weeks. “I’m a pancreatic cancer survivor,” said the Chatsworth resident…
Cancer Patients Join Oncologist Who Releases Results of COVID-19 Vaccine/Cancer Study
On the heels of his study, Dr. James Berenson — an oncologist specializing in multiple myeloma —announced his latest findings and with his cancer patients,…
BREAST CANCER SERVICES
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Facey Medical Building
11333 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA
2nd Thursday of the Month, 5:30-7:30 PM
WeSPARK BREAST CA SUPPORT GROUP
13520 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Tuesdays at 12:15 pm
818-906-3022 • www.wespark.org
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Henry Mayo Hospital-ARU dining room
23845 McBean Parkway Valencia
2nd Wednesday of the Month 2-3:30 pm
( 661) 200-2867
THE USC FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT CENTER
3715 McClintock Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90089
NEVHC SAN FERNANDO HEALTH CENTER
1600 San Fernando Rd.
DIGNITY HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP
Northridge Family Medicine
18406 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA, 91325
COUNSELING FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILY
Santa Clarita Senior Center
22900 Market St Newhall, CA
GENERAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Henry Mayo Hospital • Pavilion meeting room
23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia
2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5-6 PM
LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP
Providence Holy Cross Cancer Center
15031 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA 91345
October 30, 4-5 PM
JENNIFER DIAMOND CANCER FOUNDATION
QiGong, Tai Chi, Creative Writing, Pilates, Yoga, Quilting, Relaxation & Guided Imagery, Cooking for Health
9410 Owensmouth Avenue • Chatsworth, CA 91311(818) 700-6900
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
24/7 CANCER HELPLINE
The American Cancer Society’s cancer helpline provides 24/7 support when you’re dealing with cancer by connecting you with trained cancer information specialists who can answer questions about your diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear. We will connect you with American Cancer Society programs and services and provide you with referrals to other national resources. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org to live chat with us. We can assist in English, Spanish, and more than 200 other languages via a translation service.
CONNECTING CANCER SURVIVORS
Our Cancer Survivors NetworkSM (CSN) provides a safe online connection where cancer patients and caregivers can find others with similar experiences and interests. As a CSN member, you can participate on discussion boards, join a chat room, and build your own support network. To become a member, visit csn.cancer.org.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT RESOURCES
As part of our commitment to support family members and friends providing care to loved ones with cancer, the ACS developed the Caregiver Resource Guide (cancer.org/caregiverguide).
Another helpful resource is our Caregiver Support Video Series (cancer.org/ caregivervideos), which provides educational support to caregivers as they assist with everyday needs of loved ones and self care.
HAIR-LOSS AND MASTECTOMY PRODUCTS
Cancer and cancer treatment can have profound effects, including some that alter a patient’s appearance, such as hair loss. The American Cancer Society’s “tlc” Tender Loving Care® program helps women with appearance-related side effects by offering them a variety of affordable wigs, hats, and scarves as well asa full range of mastectomy products. These items can be purchased from the privacy of their own home by calling 1-800-850-9445 or visiting the “tlc”TM website at tlcdirect.org.