Wellness and Cancer Resource Guide

What is Cancer?

A Collection of Related Diseases

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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
(818) 639-5421

WeSPARK BREAST CA SUPPORT GROUP
13520 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Tuesdays at 12:15 pm
818-906-3022  •   www.wespark.org

CAREGIVER SERVICES

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
(800) 540-4442

TREATMENT SERVICES

NEVHC SAN FERNANDO HEALTH CENTER

1600 San Fernando Rd.
(866) 696-3842
nevhc.org 

DIGNITY HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP

Northridge Family Medicine
18406 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA, 91325
(844) 274-8497

SUPPORT SERVICES

COUNSELING FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILY
Santa Clarita Senior Center
Case Manager
22900 Market St Newhall, CA
(661) 255-1588

GENERAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Henry Mayo Hospital • Pavilion meeting room
23845 McBean Parkway,  Valencia
2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5-6 PM
(661) 200-2867

LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP
Providence Holy Cross Cancer Center
15031 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA 91345
October 30, 4-5 PM
(818) 496-4529

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.

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