The goal of the Resource Center at Northtowns 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 Roswell Park education and supportive materials, as well as publications and reference materials from national and local organizations. Topics include nutrition, side effects management, caregiver support, relaxation techniques and available resources.
The Resource Center 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.
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We are funded through generous donations from the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.
Chemotherapy and infusion orientation
Our 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 staff 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.
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.