CAMBRIDGE -- The Ohio Valley Breast Cancer Awareness, Inc. recently donated fashionable treatment robes for patients at the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center through funds raised at its Driving Fore A Cure Golf Classic tournaments held annually in Morgantown, W.Va., and Wheeling, W.Va.
"These robes provide breast cancer patients modesty and make treatments easier with convenient and discreet openings in the front and back," said Jim Hess, radiation therapist at the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center. "They also have interior pouches so mastectomy patients can keep their drainage bags, monitors and pumps private."
Proceeds raised from this special golf tournament benefit local breast cancer patients in the Ohio Valley. Other contributions the Ohio Valley Breast Cancer Awareness, Inc. has made to cancer programs in the Ohio Valley include:
Softee Camisoles for mastectomy patients;
Sling bag back pack with blanket for use when receiving chemo therapy; and
Strength for Life, an exercise program to increase self confidence and quality of life after breast cancer.
Southeastern Med expanded cancer services by purchasing the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center from the American Oncology Associates, Inc. in August 2012. The Cambridge Regional Cancer Center offers advanced hematology and medical oncology services for patients with many different types of cancer, including breast, lung, colon and genitourinary cancers, as well as benign and malignant blood disorders, such as anemia, lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma. The Cancer Center is currently awaiting equipment to begin radiation therapy in early spring.
For information about the Ohio Valley Breast Cancer Awareness, Inc., visit drivingforeacause.net.
For information about the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center, call 740-439-2771.