Providing our patients with the information they need is a part of our commitment to comprehensive cancer care. Patients and their families are encouraged to visit the Cancer Resource Center on our campus to find information on a variety of cancer-related topics. The dedicated, compassionate volunteers and staff understand the challenges patients and their families can face during diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
An extensive collection of books are also available for loan in the Lending Library. Cancer-related subjects include self-help, cooking, coping and what to expect during treatment. A community computer is available to patients and their family members to access cancer-related websites.
American Cancer Society Programs
The Cancer Resource Center works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide services for patients undergoing treatment.
Look Good, Feel Better
This beauty workshop is held for our female cancer patients several times a year. The workshop teaches tips that cancer patients can use during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups of 6 to 10 women through practical, hands-on classes about makeup, skincare and nail care. Assistance is also provided regarding hair loss, with tips on wigs, turbans and scarves. Each woman receives a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop. Visit our events calendar to see the next scheduled event.
Reach to Recovery
The volunteers of Reach to Recovery have survived breast cancer and gone on to live normal, productive lives. This experience makes each trained volunteer well-suited to offer understanding, support and hope to patients and their loved ones.
Hair Loss Accessories
Hair prosthesis, hats, turbans and nutritional supplements are available from the American Cancer Society for patients undergoing treatment.
Help with Travel Expenses
Travel expense assistance is available from the American Cancer Society for patients who must travel 50 or more miles for treatment. Applications are available in the Cancer Resource Center.
Road to Recovery
This American Cancer Society volunteer program provides transportation to and from treatment for cancer patients who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
To register for these programs, or for more information, call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355.
Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare, members of BJC HealthCare, provide world-class medical care to the communities of North County, Greater St. Louis County and Southern Illinois.