Cancer Support

Cancer Support

At the Guthrie Cancer Center, our team is here to support you during and after your treatment. With a full-time social worker, nutritionist and an American Cancer Society representative on-site every day, we will make sure you have all the resources you need to understand your treatment plan while supporting you every step of the way.

Guthrie’s Cancer Center wants to provide you with peace of mind amid cancer and offers you a number of resources to support you as you undergo cancer treatment.

Available support groups include:

Cancer Support Group

The Guthrie Cancer Center Support Group meets monthly to provide emotional and social support for men and women with cancer. Join us as we encourage one another, share information and offer education and additional resources. Participants are welcome to share their experiences about coping, survivorship and triumphing in spite of adversity.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m.

Registration is not required, but encouraged for notification of meeting changes. For more information or to RSVP, contact Emily Scrivener, Social Worker for the Guthrie Cancer Center, at 570-887-2721.

American Cancer Society

On-site American Cancer Society representatives provide numerous program and educational pamphlets. Various wigs and head coverings are available to patients at no cost. For additional information on how to access the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery transportation program, please call 800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Look Good... Feel Better Program

The American Cancer Society offers a free monthly program for women that teach how to cope with skin changes and hair loss during cancer treatment, using cosmetic and skin care products. To find the closest program near you, please call 800-395-LOOK or visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

Chaplain Services

Chaplains are available at the Guthrie Cancer Center for spiritual direction and support, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Guthrie’s chaplains are an integral part of the cancer care team in providing spiritual support to you.

Patient Lending Library

Guthrie’s Cancer Center in Sayre and in Corning offer a patient lending library to support and educate you about your cancer. Made possible by the American Cancer Society and the Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, the patient lending library is stocked with books, DVDs and a computer with internet access to give you the tools you need to be as educated as possible about your cancer.

Clinical Trials

Guthrie offers its patients access to innovative ways to fight cancer through clinical trials. With more than 75 clinical trials available a year, Guthrie Clinical Research offers the region’s largest selection of clinical trials, helping to provide new insight into combating this disease.

If you would like to learn current oncology clinical trials at Guthrie, call 1-800-836-0388.