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If you need information on cancer or have questions, call the Mercy Cancer Hope Line at (319) 365-HOPE (4673) and talk to one of our knowledgeable Nurse Navigators. This service is free, and is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More Information: www.gemsofhope.com
Gems of Hope Inc. is a non-profit organization that offers gifts of jewelry mounted on inspirational cards to cancer patients. The patients are invited, along with family and friends, to attend workshops to create these works of art for others. Gems of Hope provides unique opportunities for patients to connect with others. Exposure to inspirational quotes and access to a resource library become the true gems that patients can carry through their treatment and beyond.
More Information: www.cancerreallysucks.org
Cancer Really Sucks is a website designed for teenagers by teenagers who have loved ones facing cancer. This could be family members or friends diagnosed with cancer. With a mission to help teens deal with questions and emotions of cancer, the Cancer Really Sucks website provides strategies to cope. Teens are able to post stories about their situations & questions on the Message Board link, speak with other teens through a monthly live chat and find strategies to cope under the "How to Deal" link.