Support, Education, and Resources

Sometimes the best medicine is understanding, support, and being able to borrow from the experience of others. So physicians and staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center encourage participation in support groups, where participants say the most important benefit is "knowing I'm not alone." The chance to share perspectives with others going through similar experiences makes the process more manageable.

We invite you to learn more about the support groups and educational programs available through EMMC Cancer Care:

EMMC Open Support Group: For individuals dealing with any type of cancer. Meets every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12 pm at EMMC Cancer Care in Brewer. Participation is free of charge. For more information, please call 973-7486 or 1-800-987-3005.

New to Chemo Education Class: Education programs, like this one allow patients to gain a better understanding of their condition, disease, and its treatment, as well as how to manage their symptoms and side effects. Offered four times per week at various times. Please ask your nurse for more information.

Look Good, Feel Better: Offered through EMMC's Breast and Osteoporosis Center on the second Monday of each month from 1 to 3 pm. Call 973-7486 to register or for more information.

Resource Information Links - For more information about cancer, we recommend visiting the following websites:

2-1-1 Maine 
American Cancer Society
American Childhood Cancer Organization
Children's Oncology Group
Colon Cancer Alliance
Expert Information about Symptoms and Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
I Can Cope Series
Komen Maine
LiveStrong Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lung Cancer Alliance
Maine Breast Cancer Coalition
Maine Cancer Consortium
Mesothelioma Cancer Center
National Brain Tumor Foundation
National Cancer Institute
National Coalition of Cancer Survivors
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Ovarian Cancer Alliance 
Society of Gynelogic Oncology
US Too - Prostate Cancer 
Young Adults Affected by Cancer
Young Women with Breast Cancer