It’s a New Day!
On behalf of our Board of Trustees, staff, and members, I want to welcome you to the CSC Western Ohio website.
If you are affected by cancer – from being newly diagnosed or well into your treatment, whether you are a family member or care giver to a cancer survivor – CSC is here for you.
If you are a healthcare provider serving cancer patients, we welcome you and invite you to explore our site, contact us, and get involved in our mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
The Cancer Support Community of Western Ohio is a part of the largest provider of psychosocial cancer support in North America. When we say support, our intent is to ensure that no one in our area faces cancer alone.
Our free and innovative program is an essential complement to medical care. In 2007, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies issued a groundbreaking report, Cancer Care for the Whole Patient*, advancing the central idea that social and emotional support are as important as medical care in the face of cancer diagnosis. Beyond your healthcare provider Cancer Support Community is providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities.
This programming is vital: Research continues to show that social and emotional support is a critical component of complete cancer care. We provide people with the skills and resources they need to play an active role in their cancer care and to optimize the quality of their lives. In addition, we provide this kind of support to everyone who is affected by the disease-not only cancer patients, but also their family and friends.
Our theme, It’s a New Day, expresses our enthusiasm and joy that we’re able to bring CSC to this area of Ohio. In order for CSC Western Ohio to do its best work, we need your help – spread the word; tell your associates, friends, and family that we’re here and available to all who are affected by cancer. Because cancer knows no boundaries, our goal is to be everywhere we are needed.
Contact us today if you or a loved one has a diagnosis, is in treatment, or remission. We look forward to meeting you and supporting your journey of active recovery and a purposeful life!
* Read the IOM report online for free or download it for an IOM cost of $36.00.