Helping the Cancer Caregivers
In addition to services for cancer patients and survivors, the ProMedica Cancer Institute offers programs to their friends and families. These services are designed around the philosophy that a supportive cancer medical team and supportive family network are the most effective ways to overcome cancer.
Increasingly, family caregivers re working closely with the cancer care team and have an important ongoing role in improving the patient’s health and quality of life. Caregiving includes everyday tasks such as helping the patient with medicines, doctor visits, meals, schedules and health insurance matters. Giving also means providing emotional and spiritual support, such as helping with feelings and making hard decisions.
Friends and families also need to know about national cancer support organizations and resources. The ProMedica Cancer Institute partners with many of these leading organizations and causes, including the American Cancer Society, Karmanos Cancer Center, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the National Cancer Institute. The For Families section introduces you to these and other additional resources.
Choosing Hope and Moving Past Sadness (CHAMPS) help children ages six and up and their parents (or guardians) cope with a loved one’s cancer. The program has two formats: a three-day summer day camp or monthly evening sessions (offered March through December). CHAMPS offers a chance to interact with peers, a safe place for self-expression and resources to alleviate cancer fears.Learn more about the CHAMPS program
Classes & Events
Whether you are a cancer patient, cancer survivor, caregiver or just seeking more information, ProMedica offers classes and events for you. Use our online calendar to find the program you need, and then follow the instructions to register if required.Look up, enroll in upcoming classes
Showing Support Online
CaringBridge makes it easy to set up free web sites for patients. You can update family and friends online so everyone has accurate information about your cancer journey. In turn, they can send the patient love and encouragement during this emotionally challenging time.Learn more about CaringBridge