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NURSING CARE FOR BREAST CANCER
BREAST CANCER RESOURCES
GREATER LANSING AREA RESOURCES
Breast Cancer Support Group:
Women’s Information Network and Support (WINS) – Anyone who has been affected by breast cancer is welcome. Meets the second Monday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm in Room E at the Sparrow Professional Building. Sponsored by the Sparrow Regional Cancer Center. For information call (517) 364-2689.
Coping with Cancer
Designed to help cancer patients and their families develop their strengths with cancer.
Hayes Green-Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) location: Meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Trumbley Education Center. No registration required. For more information contact Barbara Folton, at (517) 543-1050 ext. 1251.
MSU Breast Cancer Support and Information Network
Designed to serve the needs of women who have been affected by breast cancer either personally or through a family member. Sponsored by the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 12:00-1:00pm, Room A338 East Fee Hall, on the campus of MSU. Parking tokens are given for the visitors’ parking lot. It is open to all women who have been affected by breast cancer. For information call (517) 394-4753 or (517) 353-4497
MSU Comprehensive Breast Health Clinic
This is a program of the Michigan State University Department of Surgery that specializes in breast cancer and breast surgical needs. Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Clinics with Dr. Janet Osuch on Thursdays from 8:30-12:00pm. Call (517) 267-2461 for more information.
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic: Provides an evaluation for women at risk for breast cancer by Janet Osuch, MD, MS. During this consultation, each woman receives a detailed risk assessment, along with a clinical breast exam, and an interpretation of the most recent radiological breast studies. Recommendations are made for diet and exercise programs, screening intervals, medications that reduce the risk of breast cancer, and referrals for genetic counseling when appropriate.
MSU Rehabilitation Outpatient Lymphedema Therapy
Composed of a team of specialists including: physiatrists, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists. Enable communication and referral options with a large variety of health care specialists. This clinic focuses on treating lymphedema using a complex decongestive physical therapy program. Call (517) 353-2910 for more information.
MSU Student Cancer Support Network
A support network for students with a personal history of cancer or who are providing support for a family member or friend with cancer. Facilitated meetings are held approximately twice per month with informal social gatherings taking place at least once a month. For meeting times and locations call Dennis Martell, canter advisor, at the MSU Cancer Center at (517) 432-1031.
Reach to Recovery
Carefully selected and trained volunteers who have experienced breast cancer visit other breast cancer patients one-on-one in an effort to help them meet the physical, emotional and cosmetic needs related to their disease and/or its treatment. This program provides information and support to loved ones and friends. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call toll free (800) 227-2345 for more information.
Sparrow Cancer Center
Women’s Informational Network and Support (WINS): Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9pm in Conference Room E in the Sparrow Professional Building
GREATER DETROIT AREA RESOURCES
I’m aware Komen Alliance
Telephone support and information: Sponsored by Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Phone: (800) 462-9273.
Karmanos Cancer Institute:
Tough Broads: A support group for breast cancer patients only that meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. For more information call (800) KARMANOS.
Beaumont Breast Cancer Support Group:
Life Sister Rise: A support group for African-American breast cancer patients. For more information call (800) KARMANOS.
Sharing and Caring: The group helps with any emotional support you or a loved one may need along with information on different activities to get involved in that could also help. This group meets on most Thursdays (call to confirm) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and has many special events. It is located at the Beaumont Cancer Center in Royal Oak. For more information contact Mary Tull at (248) 551-8585.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Formally known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. 24 hour hotline for women. All counselors are breast cancer survivors who provide support, information, and literature. Spouses and significant others of breast cancer patients are paired up with men who have been through similar circumstances. Call (800) 221-2141.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
The website can help you locate clinical trials and can link you to the web sites of various organizations which offer breast cancer information. http://www.nabco.org
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The site provides a network of resources, regional and national meetings, public analysis and advocacy. For more information you can call (301) 650-8868 or visit http://www.canceradvocacy.org
National Cancer Institute
Call the Cancer Information Service of the NCI for referrals to clinical trials, medical centers, and information about all aspects of cancer at (800) 4-CANCER or visit our website at http://www.cancer.gov
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
We offer information, support, and referrals. Trained breast cancer survivors are matched to callers by background and experience whenever possible. Call (8000 221-2141 or visit us at http://www.networkofstrength.org for more information.
National Lymphedema Network
Provides up-to-date medical treatment information, quarterly newsletter, referral, educational information, support group referrals, and a nation-wide hotline. Also offers a stainless steel medical alert bracelet intended for women after breast cancer surgery which carries the following message: Lymphedema Alert: No Blood Pressure – No Needles in this Arm. For more information contact the National Lymphedema Network through one of the following: