Even after your treatment ends, cancer can have significant effects on your entire life: emotional, physical, financial, and more. At NECS, we’re committed to helping you know what to expect and how to move forward towards a healthy, active life. Working together with Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute (MMCCI), we offer a variety of supportive services for our patients:
Our Survivorship Care program helps coordinate care to promote safety and eliminate unnecessary and repetitive testing. Click here for complete information on care after treatment or call our Survivorship Specialist, Arlene O’Rourke, at (207) 396-7600.
Our Supportive Care program focuses on quality of life and support throughout the course of your disease. Call (207) 396-7760 to set up a meeting with Dr. Thomas Keating, MD, Board Certified in Palliative Care Medicine and Medical Oncology.
Our Financial Advocates will review your insurance coverage and alert you to any potentially unexpected costs, and are available to meet with you to discuss financial issues and help to find assistance when needed. Click here for information.
Social Work and Counseling is offered Monday–Friday, 8 am–4:30 pm. Call Trisha Warren-VanHorn at (207) 396-8565 or Carry Maynard at (207) 396-7294.
Free Reiki is offered by volunteer Jessica Jean Fletcher on Wednesdays from 8:00 am–Noon and Thursdays from Noon–3:00 pm. Jessica will come to the patient. Call (207) 396-7760.
Other services may be available to you depending on your insurance or a doctor’s referral:
Free resources at our Scarborough facility include:
If you have general questions about these services, please contact any member of your New England Cancer Specialists care team.
Cancer 101 – Dictionary of Terms
Cancer Community Center – The Cancer Community Center provides a warm and friendly place where people with cancer, their families and their friends can come together to build social and emotional support as a complement to their regular medical care.
Cancer.net – People Living With Cancer, the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), provides oncologist-approved information on more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, clinical trials, coping, and side effects.
Maine Cancer Foundation – Funding research. Finding hope.
MaineHealth Cancer Resource Center – MaineHealth’s Cancer Resource Center provides reliable health information on cancer and connects people to resources in Maine.
Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness – Mid Coast Hospital’s Center for Community Health & Wellness provides quality health information through classes, workshops, support groups, and literature on a variety of topics for all audiences.
Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society – Our Mission: To assure the availability of and access to high quality oncology care in our region.
A Special Place – The source for post-mastectomy essentials, swimsuits, wigs, turbans, and compression stockings. Locations in Portland, ME, and Dover, NH.
My Breast Cancer Support – My Breast Cancer Support is a non-profit organization that provides tangible, practical, and emotional support to breast cancer patients throughout the Greater Seacoast New Hampshire/Maine area.
Center for Grieving Children – Since 1988, The Center for Grieving Children has been committed to providing loving support to grieving children, teens, families and the community through peer support, outreach, and education.
Foundation 4 Love - With this foundation, the owners of Salty Girl work to provide gestures that may help relieve some of the stress and worry for people experiencing a cancer diagnosis.