Pickerington Times-Sun

Fairfield Medical Center opens cancer resource center

Fairfield Medical Center has opened the Cancer Resource Center at 616 Forest Rose Ave. (the corner of Forest Rose and Sixth avenues in Lancaster.

The center provides cancer-related information and education to the community, retail items for patients and meeting room space for programs such as meditation, massage, financial counseling, support groups and educational classes.

"Fairfield Medical Center does a great job of providing medical care to the cancer patients we serve, and we want to offer other services that are helpful in their recovery," said Pam Reed, director of outpatient services for the medical center.

The Cancer Resource Center will provide services, programs and patient support that will meet the needs of patients and their families in Fairfield County as well the other communities, Reed said.

The new Cancer Resource Center offers:

* A retail area with products specifically designed to meet the needs of cancer patients.

* Computers with access to websites approved by the American Cancer Society and other organizations as good resources.

* Educational materials.

* A meeting room for support groups, meditation, stress management and other classes.

* Counseling services.

The center also offers a wide array of products:

* Wigs.

* Scarves.

* Headwraps.

* Hats.

* Queasy pops.

* Biotene products.

* Remedy lotion.

* Sun protection.

* Apparel.

Fairfield Medical Center offers a comprehensive cancer program that is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, health officials said.

Surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology, as well as support services such as oncology nurse navigators are offered as part of the medical center's program.

Additional information can be found on the website fmc health.org.