We'll support you throughout your cancer journey

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.

Survivorship Care

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 Circe Damon, at (207) 303-3300.

Survivorship Care

Our board-certified Genetic Counselor, Jess Cary, can help you and your family decide on genetic testing, an optional tool that can help you understand your chance of developing cancer due to a genetic condition (hereditary cancer syndrome). Click here for more information, talk to your primary care doctor or NECS patient care team, or call (207) 303-3300 to set up a meeting.

Supportive Care

Our Supportive Care program focuses on quality of life and support throughout the course of your disease. Call (207) 303-3300 to set up a meeting.

Financial Advocates

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

Social Work and Counseling is offered Monday–Friday, 8 am–4:30 pm. Call Trisha Warren-VanHorn at (207) 396-8565 or Carrie Maynard at (207) 396-7294.

Reiki

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) 303-3300.


Other services may be available to you depending on your insurance or a doctor’s referral:

  • Outpatient Psychiatry: This service is offered by Dr. Dena Whitesell, every Thursday, from 1:00–4:00 pm. Call (207) 303-3300. Please note: a doctor’s referral is needed for this service.
  • Nutrition Services: Offered Monday–Friday from 8:00 am–4:30 pm. Call Karen Schilling at (207) 396-8524. Please note: you will need to check with your insurance company to see if your plan covers this service.


Free resources at our Scarborough facility include:

  • American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Volunteers (CRVs) provide direct outreach to patients and their loved ones. The CRVs engage patients them in conversation, inform them of the ACS Resource Network and community resources, and help them complete the Support for Patients form.
  • The MaineHealth Learning Resource Center has free books, DVDs, pamphlets, health educators, and computer access. Open daily 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Call 1-866-609-5183.

If you have general questions about these services, please contact any member of your New England Cancer Specialists care team.

General Info

Cancer 101
Dictionary of Terms

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.

The Dempsey Center
The Dempsey Centers provide 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. There are locations in South Portland and Lewiston.

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.


For Breast Cancer Survivors

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.


For Families of Children with Cancer

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. 


For Hospice Care

Hospice of Southern Maine