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Support beyond treatment

Our team consists of highly trained, skilled, specialized professionals, including nurses – many of whom are certified in oncology care – Oncology trained pharmacists radiation therapists, physicists, nutritionists, clergy, social workers, behavioral health specialists, and patient advocates. Each plays a unique and important role to ensure our patients are supported throughout their cancer journey. In addition, we offer ongoing support groups, and educational events, so you feel supported from diagnosis to last treatment and beyond.

Our service accounts representatives are able to answer questions regarding resources – transportation, lodging, and financial concerns – understanding how insurance works, cost of care, prior authorizations and reimbursement, and medication and financial assistance programs. They provide counseling, assist with getting copay assistance, and medicines at no cost, as well as help with disability applications.

families-cancer-support-group-sm.pngFamilies and Cancer:
A supportive workshop
for families

Thursday, August 22, 4-5:30 pm

Lafayette Family Cancer Institute,
Auxiliary Conference Room in Brewer

Cancer affects the whole family. We know it can be hard to move forward while continuing to take care of yourself and your family. If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with cancer, or if you just finished treatment, we are here to help by offering information, connection, and support. Are you looking for ways to manage the needs of your children while in treatment, recovery, and beyond? Would you like to talk to others about what to tell youngsters and teens? We are here to help you learn how to answer your kids’ questions. Connect with parents and grandparents at this free event, guided by social worker Renee Hunter, LCSW.

If you have questions or would like to register for this session, call 207.973.7486.


Survivorship Series:
A new beginning after breast cancer treatment

Survivorship poses unique challenges for each individual. At Northern Light Cancer Care in Brewer, we can help you navigate life after breast cancer treatment.

If you are finishing up treatment and wondering what comes next, or how to manage the new you, please join us for our educational Survivorship Series held at Lafayette Family Cancer Institute in Brewer.

Friday, September 13: Managing medical finances and insurance
Cancer care can be costly even when you have reliable insurance. We can help you prioritize, organize, and cope with the financial impact. Is your insurance meeting your needs? Learn how to get the right coverage for you. - with Mary White, patient advocate

Friday, September27: Rehabilitation coping and managing stress
After treatment, feelings can range from relief to fear. Learn ways to healthy ways to manage your emotions after breast cancer treatment. - with Rebecca Daigle, LCSW, social worker

Friday, October 11: Understanding your health after treatment
The effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy can linger after treatment for breast cancer. Learn ways to manage symptoms and when to call us. - with Angel Francini, RN, clinical educator

Friday, October 25: Healthy eating after treatment
Healthy eating is important to breast cancer survivors. Learn how to start new habits and let go of old ones.
- with Andrea Byther, RD, clinical dietitian

All classes are in the Level 2 Conference Room from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. To learn more about this free support series, or to reserve your spot in any of these classes, please call 207. 973.7486.

Caring Connections is a non-profit collaborative program between the Bangor Region YMCA and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

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