We combine traditional medicine with services and complimentary therapies to relieve the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatments, to care for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
Cancer Support Services
Resources to support your 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 regular checkups, care coordination, rehabilitation, special programs, and the opportunity to join cancer support groups, we’ll make sure you have the best possible support on your journey.
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Nurse navigators and social workers
Our nurse navigators are compassionate experts who will help guide your care. They’ll work with you to arrange appointments for medical services, including:
- Biopsy, medical imaging and surgery to diagnose your condition
- Doctor’s visits for regular checkups
- Radiation therapy
- Specialty care, such as pulmonary and gastroenterology services
Our social workers provide counseling to patients and families. They can offer information about community resources and cancer support groups and assist with the daily challenges of living with cancer, including:
- Financial support: Funds through “Game on Cancer” and other initiatives help cancer patients with the lifestyle changes and challenges that come with cancer.
- Programs: Partnering with the American Cancer Society, we offer many programs that can help with everything from arranging transportation to medical appointments to looking and feeling your best while managing cancer treatment side effects.
- Pharmacy: Our pharmacy offers a special program that serves patients with complex health conditions like cancer, including free prescription medicine delivery service.
- Reference library: We offer printed information about your cancer diagnosis, treatment information, living with cancer, and managing cancer treatment side effects.
- Wig bank: We provide free wigs for cancer patients undergoing treatments which cause hair loss.
Ask your nurse navigator or social worker to help coordinate these services with your cancer care.
Cancer exercise and rehabilitation
Some of the exercise and rehabilitation programs we offer include:
Individual and group therapy, Medication therapy (Insurance required).
- One Ford Place | (313) 874-6677
- Clinton Township | (586) 226-7007
- Dearborn | (313) 317-2000
- Troy | (248) 680-2060
- West Bloomfield | (248) 661-7393
- Maplegrove Chemical Dependency | (248) 661-6100
For patients experiencing nutritional difficulties as a result of cancer or cancer treatment.
Contact: (313) 790-4515
The Exercise and Cancer Integrative Therapy Education Program (ExCITE) was developed in partnership between our cancer team and Heart and Vascular Institute. It offers personalized exercise programs for breast and prostate cancer patients and survivors.Physician referral needed.
First consultation free, $25 fee for additional sessions.
Location: Center for Athletic Medicine: 6525 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Contact: (313) 972-1919
Physical Rehabilitation Program
Personalized physical rehabilitation to maximize quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
More than 20 locations throughout southeast Michigan.
Insurance required; Physician referral needed.
Contact: (888) 777-4167
Support groups and classes
Area support groups can give you encouragement and hope when you need it the most, and our special programs will nourish your body and mind. For location details, please contact us using the numbers listed below.
Breast Cancer Support Group
6 to 7:30 p.m. | First Monday of the month
General breast cancer support group.
Contact (Brownstown): (734) 479-3311
Prostate Cancer Support Group
7 to 8:30 p.m. | Third Tuesday of the month
General prostate cancer support group.
Contact (Brownstown): (734) 479-1007
Cancer Support Group
1:30 to 3 p.m. | Every Monday
For those coping with cancer of any type.
Contact (Clinton Township): (586) 263-2237
Cancer Caregiver Support Group
10:30 a.m. to Noon | Every Friday
For family and friends caring for someone with cancer.
Contact (Clinton Township): (586) 263-2237
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
4 to 5:30 p.m. | Second Thursday of the month
For those with cancer of the throat, mouth or nasal area.
Contact (Detroit): (313) 916-3281
Brain Tumor Support Group
10 a.m. to noon | Third Saturday of the month
For those with brain tumors, brain cancer and their caregivers.
Contact (West Bloomfield): (313) 916-2723
Lung Cancer Support Group
7 to 8 p.m.| Third Monday of the month
For those with any kind of lung cancer.
Contact (West Bloomfield): (734) 379-9434
Look Good … Feel Better
A non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
General contact (American Cancer Society): (800) 227-2345
Available at the following locations (call for dates):
Henry Ford Columbus Center: (248) 344-6696
Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit): (313) 916-7578
Henry Ford Cancer Institute Downriver: (734) 479-3311
Cancer Survivor Retreat
Weekend retreat for women moving forward after cancer treatment -- to celebrate life and find comfort, strength and restoration
Location: Emrich Retreat Center in Brighton, MI
$25 registration fee includes two nights lodging, activities and all meals.
Contact: (734) 674-8000
Yoga (West Bloomfield)
Gentle yoga: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Every Monday
Chair yoga: 2 to 3 p.m. | Every Thursday
Location: VITA West Bloomfield Hospital
Contact: (248) 344-6696
9:30 to 11 a.m. | Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Therapy class which includes gentle stretching, improved body mechanics, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
Call for details.
Contact: (734) 479-3311
Additional online resources
We recommend information and resources from our trusted partners.
- American Cancer Society
Local and national offices.
Information, day-to-day help and emotional support.
Contact: (800) 227-2345
- National Cancer Institute
Cancer information and current research.
Contact: (800) 4-CANCER
Telephone support from oncology social workers, audio workshops and publications.
Contact: (800) 813-4673
- Imerman Angels
A program that provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
Contact: (866) 463-7626
- Gilda’s Club – Metro Detroit
A place where men, women and children whose lives have been touched by cancer, as well as their families and friends, can feel part of a welcoming community of support.
Location: 3517 Rochester Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Contact: (248) 577-0800
- Lake House
A gathering place for those touched by cancer.
Location: 26701 Little Mack Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48081
Contact: (586) 777-7761
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered: National resource to help those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Location: Rose Cancer Center: 3577 West 13 Mile Road Suite 140, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Contact: (866) 288-7475
- American Cancer Society