“WeCAN” is available monthly to provide support and a forum to answer the many questions associated with a diagnosis of cancer for patients and their loved ones. The Oncology Psychosocial program was initiated in 2008 to assist patients with working through their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The best defense against cancer is being informed and having a support network that can help you through the difficult times. Support groups help improve a patient’s, and their loved one’s, ability to deal with the uncertainties and challenges faced with the cancer experience. Topics include:
- How a family system copes with the diagnosis
- How children should be told about the disease process
- The role extended family and friends can play in the treatment process
The group promotes education by arranging for various speakers to present educational topics related to cancer support and treatment.
Our cancer support group is affiliated with the Mishawaka chapter of the American Cancer Society. It is lled by an oncology-certified, licensed clinical social worker. The “WeCAN” group also draws from a spiritual perspective and is co-facilitated by the hospital chaplain.
For more information about The Center for Cancer Therapy, call 219.326.2683.
The IU Health La Porte Hospital Foundation Cancer Patient Fund helps to provide our cancer patients with needed medications and treatments; and the Center for Cancer Therapy Fund assists in advancing the Cancer Therapy through purchasing new equipment and furthering staff education in this field. Click here to make a donation.