Frederick Health Cancer Care
www.frederickhealth.org
Resource Details
Alternate Name Frederick Memorial Hospital, Regional Cancer Therapy Center, James M Stockman Cancer Institute, FRHS, FMH, Frederick Health Medical Group
Description

OVERVIEW: Offers a comprehensive cancer treatment support program providing practical assistance, counseling, and supportive services to patients and their families during cancer treatment.  Certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network.

SERVICES:

1) ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: Assistance in completing documentation that identifies your wishes, values, beliefs and make decisions about the type of care you would like if you are unable to speak for yourself.

2) DIETARY CONSULT for PATIENTS: Upon request and by appointment, a dietary consult is available at the center at no cost to current patients. Contact the CTC nursing staff, social worker, or your medical oncologist to arrange an appointment.

3) EDUCATION PROGRAMS: Offers various cancer educational and support programs throughout the year for patients and their caregivers. Programs are open to the public. 

4) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Service available to qualified cancer patients who need financial help paying for medicine, dietary supplements and durable medical supplies until a more permanent solution can be found. 

5) FINANCIAL COUNSELING: Assistance is provided to address financial concerns of patients during treatment by helping patients apply for appropriate programs that they may qualify for to cover medical expenses. Contact Irene Hollis, Financial Counseling at 240-566-4337.

6) INFORMATION and REFERRAL: Offers guidance to various support and educational programs as well as other services available within the surrounding community and on the Internet.

7) PATIENT LIBRARY: A free lending library in the Regional Cancer Center with many resources including, books, videos, audio tapes, and computer searches for cancer patients and their families. Open Mon-Fri, 8AM-4PM. For further information contact the Social Work Department, 240-566-4699.

8) PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT and COUNSELING: Oncology social workers offer support on treatment days or by appointment that is helpful for issues related to adjustment in lifestyle, dealing with emotions, coping with side effects of treatment, changes in body image, effects of cancer on sexuality and relationships, managing stress, and communication with family, friends, and co-workers.

9) REIKI THERAPY: Therapist available every Tuesday morning from 9AM to 11PM free of charge for cancer patients and their caregivers. 

10) ROAD to RECOVERY TRANSPORTATION: Volunteer drivers provide transportation assistance for cancer patients to and from cancer treatments. Patients must be ambulatory. 

11) TRANSITIONS TO WELLNESS PROGRAM: Workshop designed as toolkit to assist in transition from treatment to life as breast cancer survivor.  Contact Denise O'Neill at 301-418-6766 or doneill@fmh.org.


SUPPORT GROUPS: 

12) BLADDER CANCER ADVOCACY NETWORK (BCAN): Provides direct support for bladder cancer patients and their loved ones through BCAN connection.  Visit bcan.org for more information.

13) BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP at FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Breast cancer support group for survivors, newly diagnosed to long term remission.  Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7pm in FCC classroom Student Center, H-106D.  For more information, contact Anne-Lynn Gross Breast Cancer Resource Center at 301-846-2483 or www.frederick.edu/adultservices.

14) CANCER SUPPORT: For those surviving or battling this disease are given and opportunity for fellowship with others on a regular basis. Family members are also welcome. Meetings are Fridays from 10-11:30AM at Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville, MD 21754. For further information please call 301-865-9100 or e-mail mvc@mvcnow.org.

15) LOOK GOOD / FEEL BETTER SUPPORT GROUP: This program is to assist female cancer patients in coping with appearances related to side effects of cancer treatment. 

16) PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: This support group is for prostate cancer patients and family members. It provides information and support with practical and personal issues that often accompany treatment. Also host a variety of special speakers and events. Group meets 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM (January thru October). Contact Bert Hauver, group president at 240- 566-4715 for further information.

17) SOS (Survivors Offering Support): Program pairs informed and trained cancer survivor volunteers with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Volunteers are matched with new patients of the same age range, lifestyle and stage of breast cancer. Volunteers share their personal breast cancer experiences and provide emotional support to new patients. Contact Denise O'Neill - Volunteer Coordinator at 301-418-6766 or doneill@fmh.org.

Additional services and support groups may be available.  Visit frederickhealth.org for more information.

 

Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Frederick County
 
Hours Of Operation x

Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Program
Eligibility Adult cancer patients. Some exceptions for children.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees Insurance, HMO, Medicare and Medicaid.
Application Process Physician referred or call for an appointment/evaluation.
Documents Required Photo ID and Insurance Card.
Volunteer Requirements Adults 18 and older. Must go through the Hospital to volunteer, call 240-566-3567.
Volunteer Duties Help with clerical duties, assistance with lunch, mobility, wig closet and transportation.
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Contact Information
Business 240-566-4100
Fax Number 301-694-5554/240-566-3959
Radiation Medicine/Cyberknife 240-566-4500
Outpatient I.V. Therapy 301-694-5580
Oncology & Hematology 301-662-8477
Breast Surgery 301-418-6611
Phone 5 301-694-5861
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Sites offering this Program 1562 Opossumtown Pike