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Information for Patients

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The staff of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center offers patients a range of services and care to support not only the physical demands of cancer treatment, but the emotional challenges faced by patients and their families as well.

Patient Navigator

A full-time Patient Navigator is available to help patients and their families get access to the many resources available through UMGCC and the American Cancer Society.

Patient Resource Center

The Patient Resource Center, located on the first floor of the Weinberg Building, is available to patients and families. The Resource Center offers pamphlets, books, audiotapes and videotapes on a wide range of cancer-related topics. A computer with Internet access allows you to reveiw educational web sites during your visit to UMGCC. The Center also offers wellness classes and seminars. To contact the Patient Resource Center, call 410-328-9355.

Patient Representatives

A patient representative or a nurse manager is always available to address specific issues or to assist in problem solving. Patient representatives can be reached at 410-328-8777.

Psychosocial Services

UMGCC has a staff psychologist, as well as nurses, social workers and other professionals who understand the special needs of cancer patients and their families. UMGCC staff can help patients cope with the emotional aspects of their illness and the effects of cancer treatment. We also assist patients in making plans when it is time to leave the hospital.

Psychological and social support services for patients:

To schedule an appointment with a UMGCC counselor, please call 410-328-6553. Our doctors and nurses can also provide referrals.

Support Groups at UMGCC

Weekly Wednesday Wellness Workshop
Time: Every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Stoler Pavilion, Back Waiting Area
Contact: Beth Wintermute, 410-328-3595

Breast Cancer Support Group
Time: 4th Thursday of each month, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: UMMC Patient Resource Center, First floor, Gudelsky Building
Contact: Rhonda Boozer, 410-328-4673

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Family Support Group
Time: 4th Wednesday of each month, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: UMMC Patient Resource Center, First floor, Gudelsky Building
Contact: Beth Wintermute, 410-328-3595

Look Good, Feel Better -- designed for women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments that teaches beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image. (For dates and times, contact Anne McNerney, UMGCC's patient navigator.)

Reach to Recovery -- connects volunteers who are breast cancer survivors with patients and family members to provide an opportunity to express feelings, talk about fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who is knowledgeable and level-headed (For dates and times, contact Anne McNerney, UMGCC's patient navigator.)

Other Support Groups

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Connects you with other young adults affected by cancer.
5575 Sterrett Place
Columbia, MD 21044
Contact: 888-393-fund

HopeWell Cancer Support
10628 Falls Road
PO Box 755
Brooklandville, MD
Contact: 410-832-2719

American Cancer Society
8219 Town Center Drive
Baltimore, MD
Contact: 410-931-6850

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This page was last updated on: December 18, 2012.