A breast cancer diagnosis can present many medical, emotional, and practical challenges. CancerCare offers free support services for people coping with breast cancer and their caregivers, including counseling, support groups, financial help, and Connect Education Workshops.
On Friday, July 20, leading experts in breast cancer treatment will answer listeners’ questions during our Connect Education Workshop, “Caring for Your Bones When You Have Breast Cancer,” at 1:30pm EST. Register for the workshop.
CancerCare has also collaborated with the Cancer Support Community, Eisai Inc., and the Meals On Wheels Association of America to launch Magnolia Meals at HomeTM, a program that delivers free, nutritious meals to breast cancer patients living within a 20-25 mile radius of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, or Andover, MA. The program was recently expanded to include eligible women in all of Bergen County, NJ.
Metastatic breast cancer or breast cancer patients are eligible to enroll if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or hormone therapy
- Underwent chemotherapy or radiation therapy in the last 3 months
- Have been discharged from a hospital (admission was cancer related) in the last 3 months
- Receiving adjuvant or neoadjuvant treatment
People coping with metastatic breast cancer, as well as breast cancer patients who are in active treatment or have received treatment within the past three months, may enroll to receive meals once a month for six months from their local Meals On Wheels. Each delivery will include up to seven meals for the patient and 10 meals for family members.
Patients of any income level are eligible to receive the meals as long as they meet the other criteria listed in the application form. To learn more about the specific areas of service, contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW, Director of Social Services, at email@example.com or (201) 301-6809.
View all of CancerCare’s free services for people coping with breast cancer.