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Cancer Support Programs

Cancer Support Programs for Patients 

Art of Survivorship---- A one-day, retreat-style event offering a variety of expressive arts workshops to inspire the mind, body and soul.

Ask the Expert — online forum featuring timely cancer topics and the chance to get your questions answered by MD Anderson cancer experts

Cancer180 — support for young adults in their 20s and 30s affected by cancer

Cancer Survivor Message Board — online message board offering a place to ask questions, talk or just listen

Cancer Survivorship Conference — annual celebration held in September with a variety of speakers on issues important to cancer patients/survivors and their caregivers

Community Outreach Groups — support groups for cancer survivors in outlying communities who share a common interest with Anderson Network

Day Away — day trips to attractions in and around the Houston area for MD Anderson patients/survivors and caregivers

Employee Cancer Support Group — monthly meetings providing open discussion and information to meet the needs of MD Anderson employees who have been treated, or are undergoing treatment, for cancer and of employees caring for a loved one with cancer.

Hospitality Centers — on-campus oases hosted by cancer survivors and caregivers where patients and caregivers can relax and enjoy refreshments

Network Newsletter — quarterly publication with survivor stories, cancer news and other helpful information for cancer patients/survivors and their caregivers

Partners in Knowledge, News in Cancer (PIKNIC) — informal educational forums presented by MD Anderson experts and other healthcare professionals

Patient and Caregiver Support Line — network of cancer survivors and caregivers who provide telephone support; available at 800-345-6324

Pediatric Caregiver Telephone Support Network — program connecting pediatric caregivers and survivors of childhood cancers and illnesses to others with similar diagnoses and experiences; available at 800-345-6324

WarmNet — online subscription listserv for cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, family members and friends

Cancer Support Programs for Caregivers 

These programs are for caregivers only

Caregiver Support — various opportunities for caregivers to help care for themselves, get information on the unique issues of being a caregiver and share their stories and concerns

Caregiver Weeks — held once a year, this program offers various activities and events pertinent to caregivers of cancer patients

Anderson Network is a program of the Department of Volunteer Services.

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