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Help for Cancer Patients who are Substance Abusers

Cancer Newsline - 2/22/2010

Guest(s): Maher Karam-Hage, M.D.

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Support Programs

Anderson Network: connects patients with a cancer survivor with the same diagnosis and treatment

Social work: offers many support services such as counseling, community resource referrals and assistance with advance directives

Support groups: provide a time for patients and family members to discuss feelings, concerns and attitudes

Integrative Medicine Center: provides many complementary therapy programs focused on the mind, body and spirit for all persons touched by cancer

Life After Cancer Care: comprehensive medical program with a focus on potential health problems that may arise from cancer or its treatments

Chaplaincy: provides spiritual support to patients and their caregivers


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