Cancer Support Demo

Resources to support your cancer treatment and recovery

We provide a range of services and resources to support your physical and emotional well-being during cancer treatment and beyond. With care coordination, integrative medicine options, the opportunity to join cancer support groups and an array of additional services, we’ll make sure you have the best possible support on your journey.

Recognizing the unique needs of cancer patients, the Henry Ford Cancer Institute offers experts in a variety of supportive services, including:

 

Your Cancer Nurse Navigator


The Henry Ford Cancer Institute nurse navigators are registered nurses and compassionate cancer experts who will provide an exceptional experience for you and your family. They personally guide you through the cancer care journey -- from diagnosis through survivorship. They provide education about available care options, explain what to expect during future encounters, and help coordinate appointments and referrals for medical services.

Your nurse navigator will track your progress and make sure there is communication among care providers, including your primary care physician - even if they are from a different health system. When you have completed treatment, your nurse navigator will also provide survivorship planning, including transitioning you back under the care of your primary care provider.

Your Cancer Social Worker


Cancer social workers provide counseling and other services to reduce stress for you and your loved ones through all phases of your cancer. They can help you:

  • Access information about your diagnosis and treatments to help you better understand them
  • Identify which treatment options may be best for you based on your job, family, and other factors in your life
  • Understand insurance coverage, disability benefits, and social security benefits and how to apply for them
  • Locate and apply for programs that offer financial assistance

Our cancer social workers can also help guide you with:

  • Successful communication with your care team members
  • Sharing your cancer diagnosis with your children, family, friends or co-workers
  • Coping with emotions like sadness, anger, worry and fear
  • Understanding how cancer affects sex, intimacy, fertility, and feeling good about your body
  • Living with cancer, issues commonly experienced and resources to help you long term
  • Advance Directives and how they can help you guide your care

 

Henry Ford Health System resources

Henry Ford Health System offers many tools to help patients learn as much as they can about their cancer type, available treatment types, and the supportive services available.

Cancer support specialist

Need help finding what you’re looking for? Your personal Henry Ford Cancer Support Specialist can guide you to information about cancer support services and resources, at Henry Ford and throughout the community. Use our online form to connect via email, and you will receive a response to your question within 24 business hours.


Support groups and classes

Henry Ford’s support groups and classes offer encouragement and hope when you need it the most, and our special programs will nourish your body and mind. All programs are free unless otherwise noted.


Patient Resource Centers at Henry Ford Health System

Sladen Library

  • The Sladen Library is located on the 17th floor of Henry Ford Hospital. Various books, pamphlets, computer databases and other sources of information on all aspects of health and illness are available. The following material may be of special interest to people with cancer and those who care about them
  • Patient Health Information- Cancer
  • Phone: (313) 916-2550
  • Fax: (313) 874-4730
  • Email: sladen@hfhs.org
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Medical Library

  • The Wyandotte Medical Library is located on the 4th floor of the Rehabilitation building.
    The library features a large collection of books and journals onsite, computer workstations, and areas for quiet study. As part of the Sladen Libraries of Henry Ford Health System, HF Wyandotte users share access to an expert collection of online databases, electronic books, and online journals
  • Patient Health Information- Cancer
  • Phone: (734) 246-7361
  • Fax: (734) 246-6069
  • Email: wylibrary@hfhs.org
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Medical Library

  • The Macomb Medical Library is located on the 4th floor of the Medical Office Pavilion building. The library provides information services for HF Macomb associates and volunteers. The library features a collection of books and journals onsite, computer workstations, and areas for quiet study. As part of the Sladen Libraries of Henry Ford Health System, HF Macomb users share access to an expert collection of online databases, electronic books, and online journals.
  • Patient Health Information- Cancer
  • Phone: (586) 263-2485
  • Fax: (586) 263-2270
  • Email: macomblibrary@hfhs.org
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; there is 24-hour badge access for clinicians

Stay Healthy On Your Next Trip

Our team of educated staff will customize a travel health plan so you can remain healthy as you enjoy your vacation.

Learn More
Lead a Healthier Lifestyle

Subscribe to LiveWell Health e-News to see what’s going on at Henry Ford West Bloomfield.

Sign Up Now
Same Day Care

When it's not an emergency but you need care quickly, walk in to one of our clinics.

Walk-In Clinics & Same-Day Appointments

Cancer Care Support