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Support beyond treatment

Our team consists of highly trained, skilled, specialized professionals, including nurses – many of whom are certified in oncology care – Oncology trained pharmacists radiation therapists, physicists, nutritionists, clergy, social workers, behavioral health specialists, and patient advocates. Each plays a unique and important role to ensure our patients are supported throughout their cancer journey. In addition, we offer ongoing support groups, and educational events, so you feel supported from diagnosis to last treatment and beyond.

Our service accounts representatives are able to answer questions regarding resources – transportation, lodging, and financial concerns – understanding how insurance works, cost of care, prior authorizations and reimbursement, and medication and financial assistance programs. They provide counseling, assist with getting copay assistance, and medicines at no cost, as well as help with disability applications.

families-cancer-support-group-sm.pngFamilies and Cancer:
A supportive workshop
for families

Thursday, February 6, 9-10:30 am

Lafayette Family Cancer Institute,
Auxiliary Conference Room in Brewer


Cancer affects the whole family. We know it can be hard to move forward while continuing to take care of yourself and your family. If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with cancer, or if you just finished treatment, we are here to help by offering information, connection, and support. Are you looking for ways to manage the needs of your children while in treatment, recovery, and beyond? Would you like to talk to others about what to tell youngsters and teens? We are here to help you learn how to answer your kids’ questions. Connect with parents and grandparents at this free event, guided by social worker Renee Hunter, LCSW.

2020 upcoming workshop dates:
Thursday, May 7, 1-2:30 pm
Thursday, September 10, 3-4:30 pm
Thursday, Dectember 3, 9-10:30 am

If you have questions or would like to register for this session, call 207.973.7486.


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Food and Lifestyle Factors
to Fight Breast Cancer

While you are in treatment for breast cancer, food may be one of the last things on your mind. Learn how to use nutrition as a tool to feel better, and find out how to thrive by speaking to our food and nutrition experts. Meet and discuss healthy lifestyle choices on the third Friday of the month from 1-3 pm at the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute in Brewer. Join us for these upcoming dates:

February 21
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

Please register by contacting Food and Nutrition Services at Northern Light Cancer Care at 207.973.6487.

Caring Connections is a non-profit collaborative program between the Bangor Region YMCA and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

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