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.

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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


Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and MDS Support Group

Join us for a free support group for patients and families touched by blood cancer. The group offers support and education, with guest speakers presenting to the group throughout the year on various topics of interest to the blood cancer community.

Every third Monday of the month
Catonsville Presbyterian Church Library
1400 Frederick Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228
Contact numbers are : the LLS local chapter 410-891-1861
or Jennie Boyer , BSN, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator 410-368-2856.


Look Good…Feel Better

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.
For more information on dates and times or to register, 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. Classes held Tuesday afternoon, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm in The Breast Center.
Registration required-please call Mary Ellen Bilenki 410-368-2306.

Caregivers Support Group

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when caring for a loved one. Join other caregivers to discuss the challenges of caregiving, share stories and provide support.  Each month we will discuss a different topic.
2nd Monday of each month: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
3rd Tuesday of each month: 1:30 - 2:30pm

For more info, please call Will Bundesen, LGSW at 410-368-2587.

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

African Drumming
Families Welcome
February 20, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Saint Agnes Cancer Institute

Learn Line Dancing 
Family 12 and older
February 13th & April 17th  
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Saint Agnes Cancer Institute

Benefits of Pet Therapy
March 6th
6:30 - 8:00pm
Saint Agnes Cancer Institute

Beading For a Cause
May 22nd
(nominal fee)
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Saint Agnes Cancer Institute


Relax, Restore, Renew 

Spirituality and Prayer: Healing
February 6, 2014
6:30- 8:00pm

Life Coaching
February 25th, March 18th, April 8th
6:30- 8:00pm

Feng Shui
May 1st
6:30- 8:00pm

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