Many organizations support patient advocacy and cancer research. These groups provide a vital service to cancer patients and their families, providing advice, community resources and help in coping with a cancer diagnosis. Many also contribute to cancer research locally and nationally.
Joining a cancer support group can provide a source of strength for patients and families.
SNCC actively supports many of these groups, both financially and through voluntary activities of our physicians and staff.
The Southeast Nebraska Cancer Foundation was set up to assist all patients in Lincoln and Southeast Nebraska. Foundation funding is received from donations, memorials and Football 101. Individuals can request funds to assist them with transportation costs and/or lodging.
Find a Support Group
Having the support of others while going through cancer treatment can be important to the healing process. Naturally, most patients first turn to their family and friends for encouragement and emotional support. But something quite valuable can be gained by participating in a group with people who are undergoing a similar situation. Many patients have found great strength and encouragement through support groups.
A mutual support group can make a significant contribution in restoring a sense of well-being. When the group networks with a caring medical team, the patient and his/her family can more readily move toward recovery despite any limitations of cancer.
To find a support group that matches your needs, visit with our staff or our Patient Advocate. Additional resources are listed to the right.
Look Good, Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a program sponsored by the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association. The program teaches women diagnosed with cancer about beauty techniques to manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Local cosmetologists volunteer their time to instruct women about make-up, skin care and wig care. Each class is free and participants receive free cosmetics.
Contact us to register for the next LGFB class to be held in our Clinic.
I Can Cope
I Can Cope is a free educational program for adults facing cancer. Classes are also open to family members and friends. Each session focuses on presenting information on cancer-related topics such as understanding your diagnosis and treatment, side effects of treatment, nutrition, cancer-related fatigue and pain management.
SNCC is proud to offer I Can Cope classes not only to our patients but to other individuals in the community who are dealing with cancer. Please call our office at 402.420.7000 if you are interested in attending a class.