Saint Agnes Hospital

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Cancer Support Network

Support for You and Your Family

The Cancer Institute at Saint Agnes understands that fighting cancer can affect not only a patient's physical state but their emotional and spiritual state as well. The families of cancer patients are also affected during treatment. It is for these reasons that The Cancer Institute offers a comprehensive support network for our patients and their families.

Download the full schedule of programming

An Entire network of support

At the Cancer Institute we understand that a cancer diagnosis can impact your spouse, children and other loved ones as well as you. Saint Agnes offers a variety of support groups for patients and their families, as well as a unique day camp to help your children understand and cope.

For more information about the Cancer Institute at Saint Agnes, call 410-368-2910.

Cancer Treatment and Support

CLIMB/ Kids Night Out /Teen Night Out

All sessions are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Please call to register

September 26, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 21, 2014

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group

Third Monday of each month
7:00 p.m.
Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, Maryland
Registration is required
Contact Jennie Boyer, RN 410-368-2856

Look Good…Feel Better

2nd Monday of each month
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Look Good… Feel Better is a free program that teaches women how to cope with the appearance- related side effects of cancer treatment such as skin changes and hair loss. The sessions are held monthly and instructed by a trained volunteer cosmetologist. The program is sponsored by the Cancer Institute at Saint Agnes Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Registration is required - please contact Kevin LaMartina at 410-368-2115.


Breast Cancer Pre-Operative Dress Rehearsal Class

For Saint Agnes Hospital Patients Scheduled for Breast Cancer Surgery.
Our Pre-Operative Dress Rehearsal Class is offered free of charge to our breast cancer patients scheduled for lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, axillary node dissection and/or reconstruction. Support person(s) welcome!
This class will provide important information to help prepare you for your upcoming surgery. The program includes discussion, visual presentations and educational materials to introduce the hospital and explain various procedures. It will allow you an opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what to expect before, during and after surgery.
Registration required-please call Mary Ellen Bilenki 410-368-2306.

Saint Agnes Cancer Institute Programming

For more information about any of The Cancer Institute Support Programming, please contact:

Mary Ellen Bilenki, BSN, OCN

Jennifer Broaddus, LCSW-C, OSW-C

Healing through the Arts

For all cancer patients

Beading for a Cause
September 27, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Please call to register. Space is limited

Equestrian Healing (off-site)
October 26, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Please call to register

Holiday/Family Make & Take
December 4, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Please call to register


Relax, Restore, Renew 

​For all women with any type of cancer
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Making Healthy Changes
September 4, 2014
No registration needed
Out with the Negative, In with the Positive! 
October 2, 2014
No registration needed
Are You Stuck in Your Healing Journey?
November 6, 2014
No registration needed

Holiday / Family Make & Take
December 4, 2014
Please call to register


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