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Center for Cancer Care: Cancer Information and Resources

National Support and Education

American Cancer Society

(800) ACS-2345

Call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information on chemotherapy drugs, breast health, cancer treatments and other information essential to cancer patients and their families. Cancer experts answer questions and make referrals to local cancer resources. American Cancer Society Web site: www.cancer.org

National Cancer Institute

(800) 4-CANCER

The Cancer Information Service. Call 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays for information on the latest cancer treatments, clinical trails, early detection, reducing cancer risk, community services and mammogram facility certification. Free publications can be ordered. National Cancer Institute Web site: www.cancer.gov.

Local Support and Education

Allegheny Pain Management

(814) 940-2000

Consultation, referral and medical therapy for those suffering from chronic or disease-oriented pain.

Altoona Regional Case Management/Patient Resources

(814) 889-2256

Oncology social worker, discharge planning, insurance aid, financial concerns and other help.

Altoona Regional Nutrition Counseling

(814) 889-2230

Registered dietitian

Altoona Regional Occupational and Speech Therapy

(814) 889-3155

Altoona Regional Physical Therapy

(814) 889-2100

Altoona Regional Palliative Care Unit

(814) 889-3191

Helping families and patients cope with terminal illness and grieving.

Altoona Regional Cancer Resource Library

(814) 889-2318

Located in Glover Memorial Library on the 5th Floor of the Outpatient Center. Over 150 books on topics such as coping, caring, mind and body, living with cancer, as well as valuable references to learn about the disease. Opens weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Altoona Regional Ostomy Team

(814) 889-2496

American Cancer Society, Blair County Unit

(814) 695-9232 or 1-888-227-5445

The local office of the national organization dedicated to cancer care and cures.

Caregivers' Corner

(814) 889-3123 or 1-888-313-4665

A support group for anyone who cares for a loved one.

Center for Living with Loss & Grief

(814) 946-2132

This is a 24-hour referral number for local patients and families coping with loss of life.

Central Pa. Ostomy Society Support Group

(814) 943-5168

Support group for those with ostomies due to intestinal or bladder cancer. Open meetings throughout the year at Altoona Regional. Newsletter and educational material available.

Emergency Lodging

(814) 889-2121

The Donna Jean Hospitality House offers temporary accommodations for a nominal fee to out-of-town patients and families facing a medical emergency. Daily reservations necessary.

Healthy Living Club

(814) 889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665

Home Health Resource

(814) 946-2005

A home medical supply provider affiliated with Altoona Regional and Home Nursing Agency.

Home Nursing Agency & Hospice Program

(814) 946-5411 or 1-800-445-6262

A visiting nurse association providing home health care services including home IV therapy; professional comfort and compassionate care for those in the last stages of life.

I Can Cope Support Group

(814) 889-2731

For cancer patients and their families. Sponsored by Altoona Regional and the American Cancer Society. Meets various times throughout month; location varies.

Pastoral Care

(814) 889-2132

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