Local  Agencies and Support Groups 

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a non-profit, community-based agency working to ease the burden of cancer in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Focusing on community and patient services, hospital and practice support services, and cancer surveillance, the Cancer Institute invests all its resources in this region.  The primary service area for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute includes the following Counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming - with additional services in Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton.   1-800-424-6724
 A cancer wellness resource center providing support to cancer patients and their loved ones.  Located in Forty Fort, PA.   570-714-8800
The American Cancer Society local offices offer various resources such as support groups, financial assistance, information and referral services, and transportation.  On the national website look for "Find Local ACS" tab. 
Local Offices:
American Cancer Society -East Region Office
712 S. Keyser Ave 
Taylor, PA 18517
Covers Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe*, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.  
*Monroe County also has an office at 2158 West Main St.  Stroudsburg, PA 18360 888-227-5445.
The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute web site provides a listing of local cancer support groups including a brief description, meeting times and places, as well as, a contact phone number.
This guide lists a vast array of resources for newly diagnosed cancer patients, families, and caregivers.  Emphasis is on Northeast Pennsylvania resources.  7th edition revised, 2009.
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer program accredits cancer programs that comply with their standards.  This link opens a locator page to search for local hospital with accredited programs.  The directory information includes statistics on the number of various types of cancer that were diagnosed
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Disclaimer:  The information contained at this website is not intended to replace the care of a primary care physician, specialist, or other professional health care provider.  It is intended solely to complement  that care and is for general informational purposes only.  Any health information found on the Internet should always be discussed with your health care provider.
This page is maintained by the librarian at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP).
Last updated: July 17, 2013