About Cancer LifeNet
Everyone in our community knows someone who has faced the terribly frightening disease of cancer and has seen, firsthand, the impact this disease has in so many ways. Sometimes the unknown can be the biggest fear for individuals when they receive a cancer diagnosis. Navigating the healthcare system while facing a life-threatening illness can be a major challenge. Cancer LifeNet at the Kaufman Cancer Center, offers free – of-charge services to all residents of Harford and Cecil counties, regardless of where they receive their cancer treatment. In 2017, Cancer LifeNet served more than 1,500 patients and their families.
Services provided by Cancer LifeNet include:
- Education and assistance from oncology nurse navigators
- Counseling and assistance with access to resources from oncology social workers
- Support groups and educational programs
- Support from trained volunteer navigators who have personal experience with cancer
Services offered by Cancer LifeNet are fully funded by charitable gifts made to The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation and Chesapeake Cancer Alliance. Each year, The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation must raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to continue providing these vital services which are not payable through insurance. Through the love and charity of individuals, organizational efforts, fundraising events, and the continued support of the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance volunteers, Cancer LifeNet truly gives hope.