Cancer Supportive Care
According to the National Cancer Institute, supportive care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease such as cancer. The goal of supportive care is to provide social and emotional support to patients going through cancer treatment as well as their families and friends. Supportive care may also be called comfort care. This is separate from palliative care and hospice care which provides special medical care and works with supportive care organizations.
Cancer Support Communities in the Chicago-land Area
Cancer Resource Centre:
926 Ridge Road, Munster IN.
219.836.3349 or http://www.cancerresourcecentre.com/default.asp.
Cancer Wellness Center
215 Revere Dr., Northbrook
Wildwood Presbyterian Church, 18630 West Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake
2824 Belvidere Road, Waukegan
Information at 847.509.9595 or on the Web at http://www.cancerwellness.org/
537 N. Wells St., Chicago
312.464.9900 or http://www.gildasclubchicago.org/
Jennifer Fallick Cancer Support Center
2028 Elm Rd, Homewood 708.798.9171
19150 S Wolf Rd, Suite C, Mokena 708.478.3529 or http://www.cancersupportcenter.org/
Living Well Cancer Resource Center
442 Williamsburg Ave, Geneva
131 N. County Line Rd., Hinsdale
630.323.5150 or http://www.wellnesshouse.org/
1619 W. Colonial Parkway, Palatine
847.221.2400 or http://www.wellnessplace.org/