Support, Education and Outreach
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital offers patient, family and caregiver support and education. Cancer prevention and early detection is encouraged through education, community outreach and regular screenings.
- We offer a twice monthly caregiver support group, along with a number of other patient and family support groups through the J. Michael Carroll Cancer Treatment Center.
- Breast Cancer support group is open to cancer survivors
and interested individuals. The informal meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in the conference room at the J Michael Carroll, Cancer Center
Cancer Society Resource Room:
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is proud to be home to our local American Cancer Society Resource Room. The center is located at J. Michael Carroll Cancer Treatment Center, on the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital campus and can be reached via phone by calling (907) 458-6410 .
The purpose of the Cancer Resource Center is to increase the American Cancer Society’s outreach to cancer patients and the general public by providing information about the most up to date medical information and available treatments. The Resource Center will also provide guidance to help cancer patients, survivors and caregivers navigate their cancer journey.
The Cancer Society Resource Center provides the entire community a wealth of information about cancer treatment, technologies, medical research and health information. Helpful staff and volunteers are happy to guide patrons on using medical databases, videos, interactive computer and medical journals.
Psychosocial support is part of the care given to patient and their families throughout all phases of cancer care. Bereavement and survivorship support is also available.
Fairbanks Memorial is proud to participate in a number of community health events including the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life®.