Cancer Resource Center

Cancer Resource Center

Questions, concerns, worries, fears and hopes are all part of the process for a patient diagnosed with cancer. Cancer patients and their families often find it difficult to navigate and process the information needed to sort through the array of available therapeutic options and decide what is right for them. In addition to education, outreach, social services as well as printed resources, Marshall’s Cancer Resource Center provides a vast array of classes, support groups and services. Most services below are available to anyone impacted by cancer in El Dorado County, regardless of Marshall patient status. Call us at (530) 672-7050 for information or to make an appointment.

The Cancer Resource Center offers the following services:

  • Patient navigators
    • Two Oncology Patient Navigators on staff to address questions and help navigate through treatment.
  • Social services
    • Full time Oncology Social Worker on staff to address non-medical needs and concerns like work, insurance, emotional well-being, help at home, etc.
  • Nutrition services
    • Registered Dietitian available to address dietary questions and concerns for those going through treatment.
  • Support for patients, family and caregivers
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Education
    • Weekly New Patient Treatment Orientation
    • Lymphedema Education
    • Look Good, Feel Better Class
  • Images of Hope: Healing Arts and Movement
    • Images of Hope is a local nonprofit that partners with Marshall Medical Center to provide monthly therapeutic and supportive services free of charge to cancer patients and caregivers. Images of Hope also sponsors various events that encourage cancer screening and early detection, and strives to reflect the creativity of our community.
    • Monthly therapeutic and supportive services offered free of charge to patients and caregivers. Images of Hope also sponsors various events that encourage screenings and early detection, and reflect the creativity of our community.
    • Massage with a licensed oncology massage therapist
    • Equine Therapy
    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    • Pilates, Yoga and Mindful Movement Classes
    • Tranquil Journeys Guided Meditation
    • Music Therapy
    • Additional resources available upon request
  • Max the Dog
  • Cancer Support Groups
    • Prostate Cancer Support Group - first Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
    • Breast Cancer Support Group - second Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m.
    • Ostomy Support Group - third Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
  • Onsite American Cancer Society Wig Bank
    • One free wig per person going through treatment
    • Scarves and hats also available
    • Call 530-672-7050 for an appointment
  • Cancer Screenings
    • Free mammogram assistance for the under-insured
    • Free FIT (colon cancer screening) for eligible patients

To learn more about the Cancer Resource Center, call (530) 672-7050.