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Blessing Cancer Support Services and Additional Resources

During your treatment at Blessing, you have access to nutrition experts, social workers, support groups and volunteer beauticians. We’re committed to supporting you in any way we can.

  • Counseling: Our licensed clinical social workers provide individual or family counseling for you and your family members. We assess your psychological needs and provide referrals for additional services, as needed.

  • Oncology (cancer) dietitian: Certain cancer treatments and therapies can affect your appetite or eating habits. Our registered dietitian has specialized training in cancer care and works with you to develop a nutrition plan with healthy food choices. Staying strong and eating properly is an important part of your treatment plan.

  • Facebook cancer support group: Cancer Journeys: Quincy IL Support Group, on Facebook, is a closed group open only to people undergoing cancer treatment at Blessing. The group provides a private space for people to talk with others about their experiences and concerns. To participate in this group, ask your care team for the password and web address.

  • Additional local resources: Here is a list of local support groups.

Blessing Appearance Center: Look Your Best

We understand that maintaining your appearance during cancer treatment helps you feel better. At our Appearance Center, our staff and volunteers offer strategies and tips for looking your best throughout the treatment journey. Our services include:

  • Wigs, scarves, hats and turbans: Some types of chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause you to temporarily lose your hair. You can choose from a selection of gently used wigs and head coverings. Our staff and volunteer beauticians help you choose the look that best suits you. Visit our Appearance Center on the lower level of the Cancer Center or contact us at (217) 223-8400, ext. 7700.

  • Look Good Feel Better®: This national program recruits professional beauticians who volunteer their time to support women with cancer. You can get professional advice on how to look your best, with recommendations for skin and nail care, makeup application and style. For more information or to schedule an individual consultation, contact us at (217) 223-8400, ext. 7709. Join our program, in the Appearance Center on the lower level of the Cancer Center, at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November, unless that Monday lands on a holiday.