On-Site Support and Complementary Services
Good nutrition is particularly vital for cancer patients. Not only is good nutrition important to maintaining body weight, it is also associated with how well the patient responds to treatment and their risk of therapy-related complications.
A licensed, registered dietitian is available by appointment twice a month, providing nutritional assessment and counseling at no extra cost to patients being treated at the Cancer Care Center.
Cancer Support Group
Our support group meets twice each month at the Center. This group provides a setting for those who are dealing with cancer as well as caregivers to come and share information about their journey.
Care Givers Support Group meets on the lst and 3rd Friday of every month. Group Leader: Jess Welch
Issues surrounding healthcare can be overwhelming. The journey through cancer and treatment is difficult for patients and families. Our patient advocates are here to provide support services to our patients, families and the community. They can provide emotional support and referral services to patients, families and groups. They provide a full range of services and programs to address your needs. They can help with transportation and housing issues, insurance issues and Maine Care applications, disability issues, and more. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact them.
Introduction to Macrobiotic
The macrobiotic diet emphasizes whole grains and fresh vegetables. It typically avoids meat, dairy foods, and processed foods. It is thought that macrobiotic foods provide the body with essential nutrients so that it can function efficiently, enhancing the body’s natural ability to achieve balance and improved health.
Yoga for Healing
This class is designed for patients in active treatment, cancer survivors, and caregivers. Each week participants explore a different area to help navigate through cancer and the challenges faced every day. Meets every Monday for 8 weeks. Instructor: Nancy Cotty
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine that provides stress reduction and relaxation and promotes healing. At the Cancer Care Center, we have Reiki-trained Therapist volunteers who offer patients, family members, and caregivers free of charge Reiki treatments.
Introduction to Meditation
Meditation is a proven way to promote relaxation, ease stress, lower blood pressure, improve heart rate, and maximize breathing. Many patients experience a reduction in tension and tightness throughout the body, and report a soothing ability to “take a deep breath” and focus on the present.
Scarves and Hats
Complimentary caps/hats and scarves made of wool and cotton are made available to our patients in need. They are knit by volunteers and generously donated.
You can find them in the lobby
We have a healing garden located in the front of the building that is open to patients, staff, visitors and the community.
All are welcome from dawn to dusk.
**All programs are free of charge but registration is required by calling Erin Roy at (207) 459 – 1606