Patients and families with a new cancer diagnosis have many
The Resource Center at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care
can provide some of the answers.
Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society and MaineGeneral
Health, the Resource Center is a place where patients, family
members, caregivers and the public can find the latest cancer
Trained volunteers will assist visitors in locating information
about prevention and detection, treatments, side effects,
clinical trials, local community resources and support groups.
In addition, the center has books, American Cancer Society
pamphlets and other items to support and educate cancer patients
and their caregivers.
The center is staffed by volunteers and is open during regular
hours at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.
Help also is available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
through MaineGeneral Medical Center's librarians or the
MaineGeneral web site.
To reach a librarian, please call (207) 626-1325 in Augusta or
(207) 872-1224 in Waterville.
In addition, the American Cancer Society is available 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year by calling toll-free (800) 227-2345 or
visiting the ACS