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Patient and Family Support Services

We provide patient and family-centered care to all patients and their families, offering ongoing support for adjusting to a new diagnosis or illness, talking to your family and friends, joining a support group, finding community resources, and more. 
 
Support Team

Adult Health Psychologist:
Denise Miles, PsyD, (301) 400-2966

Adult Social Workers:
Ellen Bowers LCSW-C, (301) 319-2893
Elena Nazario, LICSW,(301) 319-4332

Pediatric and Young Adult Social Worker:
Stacee Springer LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C, (301) 319-7943

Young Adult Patient Navigator:
Meghan Fitzgibbons LGSW, (301) 295-6335

Oncology Dietitian:
Robyn Rockwell, MHS, RD, CSO, (301) 400-2713

Support Groups

Adolescent and Young Adult Program

Breast Cancer Support Group:
For all women with breast cancer, both under current treatment and beyond. Contact Ellen Bowers, (301) 319-2893.

Breast Cancer Yoga:
Call the Breast Care Center at (301)295-3899  or Ellen Bowers, LCSW-C, (301) 319-2893.

Look Good, Feel Better:
An educational program helping women with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Contact Donna Adams, RN, (301) 319-2170

Prostate Cancer Support Groups:
For men with prostate cancer and their wives/partners. Contact COL (ret) Jane Hudak, RN, 301-319-2918

Adolescent and Young Adult Program:
For ages 15-39, with all types of cancer. Contact Meghan Fitzgibbons, (301) 295-6335.

Parents of Children Fighting Cancer:
Contact Ruby Markley at ontact Ruby Markley at pcfcmilitary@gmail.com


Wigs and Hair Donation

American Cancer Society Tender Loving Care Wig Catalog
http://www.tlcdirect.org/

American Cancer Society Wig Bank (Silver Spring, Maryland)
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/app/resource-detail.aspx?resourceId=41487

Look Good, Feel Better
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.com

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation
http://pantene.com/en-us/experience-main-section2/beautiful-lengths

Friends Are By Your Side
www.friendsarebyyourside.com

Lolly’s Locks
www.lollyslocks.org

Children With Hair Loss
www.childrenwithhairloss.us

Locks of Love
www.locksoflove.org

 


Support Organizations

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

American Cancer Society: Children and Cancer
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/childrenandcancer/

American Cancer Society: Reach to Recovery
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/reach-to-recovery

Stupid Cancer
www.stupidcancer.org

Special Love
www.specialove.org

Life with Cancer
http://www.lifewithcancer.org/


Transportation Assistance

American Cancer Society: Road to Recovery
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/road-to-recovery


Community Supports

American Cancer Society: Find Support Services in Your Area
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/index


Child Care Resources

KinderCare: Services for Military Families
http://www.kindercare.com/for-parents/military-resources/


Camps for Cancer Patients

Special Love Camp FANTASTIC
http://www.specialove.org/camp-fantastic/

Kay’s Kamp
http://www.kayskamp.org/home.htm

Children’s Oncology Camping Association
http://www.cocai.org/index.php/cocai-camps/​

Special Love: Young Adult Weekend
http://www.specialove.org/young-adults/


Camps for Siblings

Special Love: BRASS Camp
http://www.specialove.org/brass-camp/

Special Love: BRASS Weekend
http://www.specialove.org/brass-weekend/


Camps for Parents

Special Love: Parents Getaway Weekend
http://www.specialove.org/parent-getaway-weekend/


Camps for Families

Special Love: Family Weekend
http://www.specialove.org/family-weekends/


Patient to Patient Support

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
http://ulmanfund.org/

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Support Groups
http://www.nccn.org/patients/advocacy/default.aspx#

National Cancer Institute: For Teens and Young Adults
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/aya/resources



Contact

Address:
Cancer Center at WRB
Bldg 19 (America)
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
0730 - 1600

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