The following is only a portion of what is available. Please contact the Survivor Network Office at 574-364-2922 if you need help locating information.
All Center for Cancer Care patients and survivors are invited to Noontime Nosh, an informal cooking demonstration hosted by our Registered Dietitians. Noontime Nosh is hosted on the first Thursday of each month at noon. Each month features a different healthy ingredient or style of cooking. The 30-minute session ends with a chance to sample the freshly made dish and take home the recipe.
There is no cost to attend, and registration is not required. Noontime Nosh is held on the second floor of the Center for Cancer Care in the conference room adjacent to the lobby.
December 2018: Pomegranate Butternut Squash & Kale Salad
November 2018: Granola
October 2018: Sweet Potato Chickpea Cakes
September 2018: Stove Top Frittata
August 2018: Chia Seed Pudding
July 2018: Mediterranean Nachos
June 2018: White Bean Kale Soup
May 2018: Southwest Tofu Burrito Bowl
April 2018 recipe: Spicy Lentil Tacos with Cashew Cream
March 2018 recipe: Sweet or Savory Protein Packed Pancakes
February 2018 recipe: Easy Tofu Pumpkin Curry
January 2018 recipe: Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry
December 2017 recipe: Cranberry Jalapeno Hummus
November 2017 recipe: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
October 2017 recipe: Cabbage Kimchi
September 2017 recipe: Cowboy Caviar
August 2017 recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
July 2017 recipe: Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad
June 2017 recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwich
May 2017 recipe: Berry Quinoa Bowl
April 2017 recipe: Veggie Stir Fry
March 2017 recipe: Dr. Erika’s Quinoa Stir Fry
February 2017 recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple Walnut Topping
January 2017 recipe: Butternut Mac and Cheez
December 2016 recipe:Holiday Quinoa Salad
November 2016 recipe: Thanksgiving Sides
October 2016 recipe: Creamy Fruit Dip & Pumpkin Hummus
September 2016 recipe: Purslane Salad
August 2016 recipe: Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
July 2016 recipe: Roasted Beets with Feta
June 2016 recipe: Salad Dressings
May 2016 recipe: White Bean salad with Peas and Mint
April 2016 recipe: Spring Peanut Pad Thai
March 2016 recipe: Spinach Saag
February 2016 recipe: Parmesan Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
January 2016 recipe: Hoppin John
December 2015 recipe: Spiced Poached Persimmon with Yogurt
November 2015 recipe: Fall Garden Bounty
October 2015 recipe: Pumpkin Quesadillas
September 2015 recipe: Cheese and Vegetable Frittata
August 2015 recipe: Chickpeas with Arugala
July 2015 recipe: Taco Salad
June 2015 recipe: Rhubarb-Lentil Soup with Creme Fraiche
April 2015 recipes: Homemade Seasoning Mixes
March 2015 recipe: Bean and Grilled Veggie Burrito
February 2015 recipe: Cauliflower and Pea Curry
December 2014 recipes: Chocolate Truffles
November 2014 recipe: Layered Monterey Pumpkin Dip
October 2014 recipe: Green Coffee Smoothies
September 2014 recipe: Sardine Salad
August 2014 recipe: Broccoli with Caramelized Onions & Pine Nuts
July 2014 recipe: Summer Porridge
June 2014 recipe: Massaged Kale Salad
Living with Cancer Support Group
This group provides education and support for persons with cancer, family members, and friends. New friends are made, care and concern is shared, and bonds of support are built. Education is empowering, and sharing with others is a wonderful way of expanding your network of support. To learn more about these sessions or to register your interest in attending any of these sessions, please contact a PNI Counselor at the Center for Cancer Care. See the Upcoming Events page for the schedule.
Someone I Love has Cancer
An evening of hope and support for families who have a loved one with cancer
When a family member is diagnosed with cancer, it can be very
disruptive to a child’s life. The concerns and emotions of children
require attention as the adults attend to their own health needs.
This program will provide children with age-appropriate expressive activities and tools to cope with their feelings. Adults will have an opportunity for peer support and to discuss approaches for helping their children cope in the midst of cancer.
This free annual event is intended for patients and families cared for by
Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Activities are geared towards children ages 6-18, and all participants should be accompanied by their loved one(s). For more information about our next session, please contact one of our Mind-Body Counselors at 574.364.2888.
Journey Towards Hope
A retreat for patients coping with metastatic cancer.
Metastatic Disease can be an enormous challenge and sometimes the best choice is to just get away from “reality” and take some precious time for going inside ourselves and getting our bearings. It can help to have the support of other cancer patients also focused on whole person healing. It’s absolutely amazing how just the right group of like-minded individuals can seem to coincidentally come together when healing is chosen – and each receives exactly what he or she needs to move forward.
This annual weekend retreat is facilitated by our Mind-Body Counselors and available to support patients with metastatic cancer. It offers a time for conversation, reflection and hands-on activities in a safe and comfortable setting. The focus is on the personal journey of our patients and a loved one who supports them through their cancer experience. For more information about our next retreat, please contact one of our Mind-Body Counselors at 574.364.2888.
Survivor Buddy Program
The Buddy program enables a newly diagnosed patient to connect with a Survivor Buddy — a former patient who has experienced similar circumstances. The Survivor Buddy can help by offering encouragement, support and practical tips. Buddies are trained and hold all information in confidence. If you would like to be a Buddy or be matched with a Buddy, contact the Survivor Network Coordinator at (574) 364-2922
Naturopathic Wellness Fund:
Available to low income, low asset patients of Goshen Center for Cancer Care, the Naturopathic Wellness Fund covers the cost of naturopathic supportive care recommendations provided to cancer center patients by our Naturopathic Doctors during and after cancer treatment. Professional quality nutraceuticals, acupuncture and exercise services are among the therapeutics which may be offered to eligible low-income patients through the fund.
For more information and an application contact your Naturopathic Doctor at (574) 364-2888.
We understand that cancer care can be expensive and a stressful topic among all the other things on our patients plates, so in line with our mission to provide excellence in cancer care, Goshen Center for Cancer Care provides two Colleagues to support the financial health of our patients – our Patient Financial Counselor and our Patient Care Coordinator.
Our Patient Financial Counselor, Ruth Tabolt, is available to any patient to work through questions about insurance and finances. She can also provide information and answer questions about bills you have received, help set up payment options with you, or work with your employer to complete FMLA paperwork. If you have questions for Ruth, please contact her at (574) 364-2352.
Our Patient Care Coordinator, Julie Hochstetler assists patients by connecting them with resources in the community that help cancer patients. There are a variety of community resources that support cancer patients – anything from financial programs, transportation programs, food assistance to prescription discounts. These programs that can potentially benefit patients have a wide variety of criteria, but Julie is able to help patients navigate their way through those areas. Julie can be reached at (574) 364-2771
Meals to Heal
The website for this meal service has educational sections about cancer and nutrition. Check the Resources, Caregivers and Blog tabs. http://meals-to-heal.com/
- American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
- American Society of Clinical Oncology Patient Web site: www.cancer.net
- Casting for Recovery; www.castingforrecovery.org
- Journey Forward: www.journeyforward.org
- Live Strong Foundation: www.livestrong.org
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: www.lls.org
- National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: www.canceradvocacy.org
These organizations offer detailed information and help with legal issues, prescriptions, insurance costs and co-pays.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center – www.asbestos.com the authority on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma information. The main focus is working with individuals and their families to help them find local treatment centers, doctors and support groups, provide free informational resources, and help file VA claims.
National Cancer Legal Services Network – www.nclsn.org recently launched a new website, featuring a national directory of organizations that provide free legal assistance for people and families affected by a cancer diagnosis.
The website, which also includes training materials and resources to assist those starting new cancer legal advocacy programs, aims to increase the accessibility and availability of legal resources for cancer survivors.
The website and establishment of the NCLSN was led by LegalHealth, a division of the New York Legal Assistance Group, with initial funding from the LiveSTRONG Foundation. LegalHealth, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, and Atlanta Legal Aid conducted a national survey of private law firms, not-for-profit legal aid organizations, medical-legal partnerships, bar associations, cancer support organizations, individual attorneys, social workers, and patient navigator programs to create the directory.
“NCLSN.org is a new resource for people from many different perspectives – patients, health care professionals, legal aid programs, and the entire cancer community—from which they can learn more about these services,” said Randye Retkin, Director of LegalHealth. “In spite of the devastating nonmedical consequences of an overwhelmingly prevalent disease, cancer legal services programs are far too few. Through NCLSN.org, we not only hope to make it easier to locate those programs that exist, but also to encourage their increased availability nationwide.”
In addition to the map, directory, studies, and training materials, the NCLSN uses the platform to demonstrate the nonmedical and legal issues that cancer survivors and providers experience so visitors can better understand the significance and need for cancer legal advocacy programs. The NCLSN provides patient navigators and other members of cancer care teams with resources to help survivors address cancer-related legal issues.
Patient Advocate Foundation – www.patientadvocate.org provides financial assistance for crones disease, ITP, inflammatory bowel disease, osteoporosis pain, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, sarcoma, lymphoma, malignant brain tumors, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and other pre-leukemia diseases. Also assists patients with secondary issues related to chemotherapy. Eligibility is not income dependent, but based on a financial assessment of the amount of income going towards medical bills. Call (866) 512-3861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patient Services Inc. – www.uneedpsi.org is a non-profit, charitable organization providing assistance with the cost of health insurance premiums associated with cobra, prescriptions, co-payments with private insurance and Medicare. Includes patients with bone metastases, chronic myeloid leukemia, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, cystic fibrosis, GI stromal tumor, hemophilia, Parkinson’s disease, primary immune deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, and Von Willebrand disease. Call: (800) 366-7741.
Cancer Care – www.cancercare.org provides information and resources for patients with all cancer types including; bladder, bone, brain tumors, breast carcinoid, cervical, colorectal, esophageal, eye, head and neck, kidney, leukemia, liver, lung,, lymphoma, melanoma, multiple myeloma, ovarian, prostate, pancreatic, sarcoma, skin cancers, non-melanoma, stomach, testicular, thyroid, uterine, vaginal, and other cancers. Some programs for all cancers as well. Call: (800) 813-4673.
Patient Access Network Foundation – www.patientaccessnetwork..org provides information for anemia, colorectal cancer, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, myelodysplastic syndrome, non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non small cell cancer, pancreatic cancer and oncology cytoprotection, Cystic Fibrosis, kidney transplant immunosuppressant, RSV, rheumatoid arthritis, chemo induced nausea, secondary issues as a result of cancer treatment and symptom management. Call: (866) 316-7263.
Health Well Foundation – www.healthwellfoundation.org provides information about chemotherapy induced anemia and neutropenia, colorectal carcinoma, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, head and neck cancers, Hodgkin’s disease, immunosuppressive therapy, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non-small cell lung cancer, breast caner, carcinoid tumors, ITP, secondary hyper-parathyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and wilm’s tumor. Call: (800) 675-8416.
Chronic Disease Fund, Inc. – www.cdfund.org provides information about breast cancer, colorectal caner, MDS, multiple myeloma, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. Call: (877) 968-7233.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) – www.rarediseases.org provides information about rare cancers and other disorders including bladder cancer, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphomas, hepatocellular carcinoma, multiple myeloma, advanced renal cell carcinoma, acute promyelotic leukemia and nephrotic syndrome. Call: (203) 744-0100.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – www.lls.org provides information for patients with myeloma, lymphoma, CLL , CML, ALL and AML. Conducts community information seminars and also offers $100 annual financial assistance per patient with minimal application. Contact the Survivor Network office at (574) 535-2922 for an application. The Co-Pay Assistance Program provides up to five thousand dollars to assist with co pay costs and heath insurance premiums. Patient must meet income and other guidelines. Call (877) 557-2672 for more information. In the state of Indiana call (317) 726-2270 or toll free call (800) 846-7764.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance can direct you to one of four patient assistance programs for prescription assistance and co-pay assistance (888) 477-2669 or www.pparx.org.
National Bone Marrow Donor Program – www.marrow.org provides information about financial assistance to help cover the cost of bone marrow or cord blood transplants.
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is a resource for patients and their families who are looking for information about mesothelioma. Website is http://www.mesothelioma.com/
Plural Mesothelioma – http://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com provides current data on all topics relating to pleural mesothelioma cancer. We are dedicated to compiling the latest and most up-to-date information on pleural mesothelioma and offer a number of resources to those coping with the pulmonary cancer. From treatment options to top doctors and the best cancer centers in the United States, PleuralMesothelioma.com is a one-stop resource for pleural mesothelioma patients and their families.
Cancer Survivor Network Coordinator