Resource Center

Northtowns Resource Center

The goal of the Resource Center is to provide cancer patients and their families with information, support, assistance, resources, and materials designed to educate and guide them through their cancer journey. All cancer patients, caregivers, friends, family members, healthcare professionals, students, and staff from the practice are welcome. Feel free to speak to any staff member to learn more about the Resource Center and what we offer our patients and families.

Patient Education and Support

We offer original Roswell Park education and supportive materials, as well as publications and reference materials from national and local patient and professional organizations. Topics include nutrition, side effects management, caregiver support, relaxation techniques and available resources.

Wig Boutique

Northtowns Resource Center wigs

The Resource Center for Patients & Families at Northtowns provides one new wig and head covering per year at no cost to our patients that are experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment.

Please call 716-845-1300 ext. 5053 or email Theresa.Bonito@RoswellPark.org for more information about our private, personalized wig fittings.

Start browsing now with our wig catalog.

We are funded through generous donations from the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.

Chemotherapy and Infusion Orientation

Staff can help you learn what to expect and connect you with information, tools and resources you may need or that can ease the burden of treatment and side effects. Your chemotherapy nurse will provide you with a tote bag filled with useful supplies, like a notepad, water bottle, cookbook and a folder of helpful information. This is offered to all our patients undergoing chemotherapy or other infusion treatments.

Comfort Items

With thanks to our many volunteers and community organizations, we are able to offer our patients beautiful handmade hats, blankets, quilts, port pillows, sleep caps, paper flowers and shawls as we receive them.

Cancer Coach Program

Newly diagnosed patients often wish they had someone to talk to who has been in their shoes. Our Cancer Coach program offers patients the opportunity to speak with cancer survivors who know first-hand the impact of a cancer diagnosis and provide support, comfort and practical information For more information please call 716-845-4432 or email Angela.Braun@RoswellPark.org.

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