News Release Date : 11/17/2010
Community Comes Together to Build Oncology Library
Cancer-related books and educational materials are now available to patients, families and the community at no charge. Through generous community donations, individuals are able to access resources with topics including: diagnosis/treatment of specific types of cancer, coping with emotional issues, spirituality, caregiver support, and information on other cancer resources.
Individuals can take advantage of a private, relaxed atmosphere to research the disease, investigate treatment options and complementary therapies, and learn about local resources and support groups.
Community members can also find inspiration in the oncology library décor representing hope and survivorship. The artwork was donated by five individual artists, two of which are cancer survivors.
Other donors include The Junior League, American Cancer Society and Art Sample. All are available for comment and interview.
The comprehensive oncology library is housed in the new St. Mary's of Michigan Specialty Rehabilitation Center, located at 4677 Towne Centre, Medical Arts III, Suite 104. Hours are 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am to noon on Friday. For more information, call 497-3100.
St. Mary's of Michigan Seton Cancer Institute houses a second oncology library as well. It has been open for more than six years and has a computer where patients can research their cancer as well as utilize the books and pamphlets to learn more about their disease. For more information, call 907-8115.