The mission of the Cancer Caring Center is to help cancer survivors, their families and concerned friends cope effectively with the emotional impact of cancer through a variety of FREE support services.
- There is no right or wrong way to cope with the emotional aspects of cancer, we will offer a wide variety of services to help patients and families cope.
- Everyone has the inner resources to cope effectively with cancer. Our primary task is to help him/her discover and use those resources.
- You can move forward after a diagnosis of cancer and you do not have to confront cancer alone.
- A person with cancer is a “survivor” not a victim.
- It is important to acknowledge and work through all emotions experienced after being diagnosed with cancer; i.e. fear, anger, anxiety, grief, etc., in order to move forward and it is “OK” to experience these feelings.
- A cancer survivor – no matter what stage of the disease he/she is in – has the human right to be part of their health care team.
- The cancer survivor also has the right to choose the degree of privacy or communication that he/she wants or needs.
- Cancer affects the entire family. It is essential that family and friends acknowledge and attend to their feelings and needs while offering positive emotional support to the person with cancer.
- Children of cancer survivors have feelings and needs that must be addressed.
- We believe all services should be provided free of charge.