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for Cancer Patients and their families


Look Good ... Feel Better:

 A program that helps cancer patients improve their appearance and self-image by teaching them hand-on beauty techniques that overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments.

Contact: American Cancer Society at 1-800-282-4941


Person Memorial Hospital:

PMH, in collaboration with Duke University Health System, has an oncology department consisting of medical and radiation oncology. Chemotherapy and supportive care is also offered. Patients can receive state of the art therapy right here in Person County.

Contact: Outpatient Clinic Nurse at (336) 503-5776


Road To Recovery:

Trained volunteer drivers furnish transportation for cancer patients to local and regional hospitals for treatment when family and other appropriate resources are not available.

Contact: American Cancer Society at 1-800-282-4941


Cancer Support Groups:

This group is for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. The meetings are held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church every third Tuesday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Contact: Wallace Kirby at (336) 599-8377 work, (336) 599-2057 home or Maxine Galloway at (336) 599-8377 work, (336) 599-2057 home or the American Cancer Society at 1-800-282-4941


Cancer Service Center:

The Center provides wigs, turbans, scarves, etc. Videos, books and other resource materials are available to help cancer patients in the coping process. All these materials are provided free to the patient.

Contact: Person Memorial Hospital at (336) 503-5798


Person Co. Department of Social Services:

Social Services can assist patients with food, utility bills, emergency medications, placement services, and in-home services. If the cancer patient is a Medicaid recipient, he/she could be eligible for other services.

Contact: Person County Department of Social Services at (336) 599-8361


Reach To Recovery:

A visitation program for individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Volunteer breast cancer survivors provide information and support to these individuals and their caregivers.

Contact: American Cancer Society at 1-800-282-4941


Cancer Control Program:

A program that provides limited financial assistance for the medical care of people requiring inpatient or outpatient diagnosis and treatment services for cancer.

Contact: Clinical Nursing Supervisor, Person County Health Department at (336) 597-2204


Hospice:

A Special kind of care for terminally ill people and their caregivers that treats the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in the patients home or in a home-like setting.

Contact: Home Health and Hospice of Person County at (336) 597-2542


Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program:

Free mammograms and other women's cancer screenings are available to qualifying women in Person County. They must be between the ages of 50-64, on a limited income. They must not have Medicaid, Medicare, or private health insurance.

Contact: Person County Health Department, Leigh Ann Creson at (336) 597-3983 or Sharon Morrow at (336) 597-2204


the above information was provided by

Cancer Service Board of Person County
615 Ridge Road
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
(336) 503-5798
(336) 503-5765 fax

 

The Cancer Service Board of Person County is to help cancer patients and their families find the information, services, and support that are available here in Person County. 

 


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