Here at the Blood Cancer Center, we understand that cancer does not just affect one person. Caregivers, family members and friends play an integral role in the treatment and recovery process. That is why our team consists of Clinical Psychologists, Oncology-Certified Social Workers, Chaplains and Registered Dieticians who provide supportive services.

One way that we support your loved ones is through Caregiver Support Groups. Each group meeting is co-led by above-mentioned staff members. This is a time to meet with staff and ask questions, receive support from other caregivers and be encouraged on your journey. Please call 513-686-5482 to confirm location or for more information.

Below are the times that the Caregiver Support Group meets, at which a meal is provided:

First Thursday of Each Month, 12:00 p.m. – Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul
Second Wednesday of Each Month, 12:00 p.m. – Caregiver Luncheon sponsored by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month, 5:30 p.m. – Caregiver’s Networking Dinner
With the support of the American Cancer Society, we have two on-site options for women who are going through active treatment.

First, Look Good, Feel Better is a program that provides free make-up classes led by a cosmetologist to address skin changes that may happen during active treatment. To attend a session, please call 1-800-227-6446, as reservations are required.

We also have a Wig Salon, which offers free wigs to women who are losing their hair due to cancer treatment. To set up an appointment, please call 513-686-5916.

Local Resources for Cancer Patients and Families

American Cancer Society – Cincinnati Regional Office

Cancer Family Care – a local organization serving individuals and family with therapeutic counseling, bereavement services, support groups, advocacy and educational services

Cancer Support Community – two offices located in Blue Ash, OH, and Ft. Wright, KY, provide support groups, educational seminars, wellness classes and more

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Tri State Chapter – this local chapter of a national organization provides education, support and financial assistance to blood cancer patients

First Connection Program – when first diagnosed, this allows you to connect with a survivor of your diagnosis, and they can share information and support learned from their own journey

United Way of Greater Cincinnati – provides an online tool that links to all area resources related to housing, utilities, transportation and other basic needs

National Resources for Cancer Patients and Families

Cancer and Careers – an online resource for cancer patients, employment rights and returning to work after treatment

Cancer Care, Inc. – an online educational forum that provides online support and referral services

Cancer Legal Resource Center – provides education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line

Caring Bridge – an online blog for patients to securely document their treatment course

Good Wishes – an organization providing free scarves and wraps to female cancer patients

I’m Too Young For This – an online resource for cancer patients under age 40

Lotsa Helping Hands – an online scheduling tool for coordinating at-home needs for loved ones

Lodging, Finances and Transportation

ACS Road to Recovery Program – this local division of the American Cancer Society provides volunteer-based transportation services to and from cancer treatments for patients

The Bone Marrow Foundation – a financial and fundraising resource for patients going through transplant

Chronic Disease Fund – financial assistance for patients with MDS, multiple myeloma and myelofibrosis

Give Forward – an online fundraising tool for necessary treatments

Healthwell Foundation – financial assistance related to specific diagnoses and medications

Help Hope Live – an online fundraising tool for transplant and/or catastrophic life events

Musekamp Family Hope Lodge – Cincinnati-based free lodging offered by the American Cancer Society for patients who need to stay locally and receive their cancer treatment (age 18 and over)

Patient Access Network Foundation – financial assistance for patients with CLL, CTCL, NHL, MDS, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma

Patient Advocate Foundation – education, advocacy and financial support for patients with chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening illnesses

Disease-Specific Organizations

Aplastic Anemia & MDS International
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
International Myeloma Foundation
Leukemia Research Foundation
Lymphoma Foundation of America
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation
National CML Society
National Organization for Rare Disorders

Professional Organizations

American Society for Bone Marrow Transplant
Be the Match (National Marrow Donor Program)
Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
National Cancer Institute
National Comprehensive Cancer Network