Cancer Care Resources
Sacred Heart HealthCare System’s Center for Cancer Care provides a number of health screenings and participates in local health fairs. Cancer professionals also speak about cancer and related topics at local conferences and events.
Lanshe Women’s Health Center at Sacred Heart Hospital
Lanshe Women’s Health Center offers mammograms, an important diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer. To learn more about Lanshe Women’s Health Center, please call 610-776-4660. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, please call One Call Scheduling at 610-776-5180.
To help you learn more about how to eat healthfully during cancer treatment and recovery, Sacred Heart HealthCare System offers a Nutrition Hotline. A registered dietitian will return any call within 24 hours; calls on Fridays will be returned the following Monday. Please call the Nutrition Hotline at 610-776-4616.
If you suffer from a wound related to radiation, you may need special wound care services. The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Sacred Heart Hospital can help. Please call 610-776-5930 to learn more.
Sacred Heart HealthCare System’s transportation service can provide transportation to and from Sacred Heart Hospital for chemotherapy and radiation appointments. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call One Call Scheduling at 610-776-5180.
Sacred Heart Hospital’s Pastoral Care team can help provide spiritual comfort and encouragement during your cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. If you would like assistance, please call the Pastoral Care team at 610-776-4513.
Healthy Living Line
If you have general questions about your health, Sacred Heart Hospital’s Healthy Living line can help. The line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by registered nurses who are specially trained in critical care medicine. Call Healthy Living at 610-776-4537.
General Cancer Links
American Cancer Society
With chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3,400 local offices, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.
American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivors Network
The Cancer Survivors Network (CSN), a completely non-commercial website, provides a private, secure way to find and communicate with others who share your interests and experiences. To protect your privacy, you may remain anonymous in the CSN community if you wish. You control all personal identifiers. Membership is free, but in order to access all areas of CSN, registration with a valid email address is required. Post to discussion boards, access chat rooms, create your own ‘CSN My Space,” where you can tell your story, upload photos and audio clips, blog, contribute poems, recommend resources, and more.
The Wellness Community (TWC) of the Greater Lehigh Valley
TWC of the Greater Lehigh Valley helps people affected by cancer actively engage in their health care, regain control, connect with others, and restore hope. TWC believes that cancer patients who participate in their fight for recovery, along with their health care team, will improve the quality of their lives and may enhance the possibility of their recovery. TWC strives to be the recognized regional leader for comprehensive programs of support, education and hope for persons affected by cancer (patients, family, friends and health care professionals).
Association of Cancer Online Resources
The Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) aims to provide information and support to cancer patients and their caregivers through the creation and maintenance of cancer-related Internet mailing lists and web-based resources. The ACOR provides subscribers with access to varied and credible information sources through Internet resource development and partnership with trusted content providers and improves communication between patients and health care professionals through advocacy in a variety of public forums, including the media and professional journals.
CancerFacts.com is owned and operated by NexCura, Inc., the first company to use scientific data from significant clinical studies to generate reports tailored to a patient’s unique medical condition through the NexProfiler™ Tool for Cancer, a powerful database tool. The NexProfiler Tools for Cancer are developed and maintained by experienced clinical specialists with the help of top medical advisors based at leading cancer research and treatment centers. Through CancerFacts.com, NexCura provides the NexProfiler Tool for Cancer suite of treatment decision tools free of charge to help cancer patients and their families understand their treatment choices and determine with their physicians the options best for them.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation (formerly the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation) has carried out its mission in three main ways: by funding research that helps us understand how to prevent cancer; by educating the public about how to prevent cancer; and by reaching out to communities across the country through our resources, events, and partnerships with other organizations. The Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $106 million in support of cancer prevention research, education, and outreach programs nationwide and has played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) research programs are extensive and contain many innovative initiatives. The site offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of NCI’s research programs and clinical trials.
Pennsylvania Medical Society
The Pennsylvania Medical Society advocates for patients as well as for physicians. The Society provides you with up-to-date information as numerous resources related to personal health. Tap into the knowledge of the Society’s member physicians to find information on highlighted health topics, take a health risk assessment, and more.