After a routine hysterectomy, I was shocked to find out I had a rare form of cancer,fallopian tube cancer, and would need to undergo chemotherapy. My sister-in-law told a friend that used to go to my church about it, and she sent me the address of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. She had used their services and highly recommended them. My daughter took me for a visit, where I talked with a counselor, and we were shown around their warehouse. I was very concerned about "looking normal" for my students at school. I got my first wig and some hats for free. This made me feel somewhat prepared. I also borrowed the book "The Jester Lost His Jingle" to read to my class. This helped me explain to them what was happening to me and that they were part of the joy that I was reaching inside to help me keep going. I was able to work part-time for awhile, and am half way through my treatments. This week I had my first massage therapy session, which is also offered for cancer patients at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. It really helped me relax and feel better. They have truly been a blessing to me during this time.
Review from Guidestar
I was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2001. I stopped by their office because I was scared. I stopped in the air lock between the two doors where I found some pamphlets. As I was looking through them, someone from the office invited me in and asked what they could do for me. I told them I didn't know and that I was JUST diagnosed. He knew I was concerned. He gave me a tour and showed me all they things they offeded. More than I could list here. As it turns out, the one thing they offered that I did use was a case of Ensure protein drink. My radiation made it difficult to eat and the Ensure helped. They are great people who do care. I still donate because they did so much for me!