Cancer Resources

Adventist Health Simi Valley Provides Cancer Patients with Nurse Navigators

We’re here to guide any cancer patients through the entire treatment process. From initial diagnosis to the survivorship stage and beyond by eliminating barriers to care.

To contact us, please call (805) 955-8055

Patty Knipper, RN, OCNPatty Knipper, RN, OCN

17 years experience as an oncology nurse

Staff nurse at Simi Valley Hospital for 26 years

Co-founder of the Marcelle Erian Women’s Support Group

Speaker at high schools and local community colleges for nursing students


womanDeirdre Dunbar, RN, OCN

20 years experience as an oncology nurse (acute care, outpatient infusion center and screening in outpatient center)

Co-founder of the Marcelle Erian Women’s Support Group

Volunteers in the community as a Stephen Minister


What is a Nurse Navigator?

  • An Oncology certified registered nurse who will provide individualized assistance to cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
  • A Nurse Navigator will ensure that you have ongoing and timely access to care.
  • A Nurse Navigator will provide you with educational materials relating to your diagnosis.
  • A Nurse Navigator will provide you with referrals to community resources.

It is our commitment and privilege to be with you every step of the way. We are available to help you meet your physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs.

Information

National Hotline - Cancer Information Service
National Cancer Institute

The Cancer Information Service is the National Cancer Institute's link to the public, interpreting and explaining research findings in a clear and understandable manner. Callers also have the option of listening to recorded information about cancer 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
800-422-6237
TTY: 800-332-8615
cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov

Websites

Cancer Support Groups

After Breast Cancer Support Group
A Program of the American Cancer Society
Support group for women who are facing, have faced, or are recovering from breast cancer surgery.
805-527-5360
www.cancer.org

After Breast Cancer Support Group
A Program of the American Cancer Society

A support group for those surviving breast cancer. This group meets at the Simi Valley Senior Center.
805-526-8006

Breast Cancer Support Group
A Program of Catholic Health Care West (CHW)
An ongoing educational/social support group for women with breast cancer and their friends and family.
805-988-2641
www.venturaoncology.com

Breast Cancer Support Group
A Program of HELP of Ojai, Inc.
Support group for survivors of breast cancer.
805-646-9752, ext. 19
info@helpofojai.org
www.helpofojai.org

Cancer Support Community
A Community Where Support and Friendship Inspire Hope

Providing a home-like environment where people with cancer, their families, and friends can come to receive support, education, nutrition and exercise information, and stress management assistance.
Centrally located at 530 Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361, with satellite and offsite locations in Winnetka, Ventura, Oxnard, and Camarillo.
805-379-4777
www.CancerSupportVvsb.org

Cancer Support Group -Simi Valley
A Program of the American Cancer Society

Support group for cancer patients and their families. At least one professional attends every meeting. Videos, presentation, speakers and refreshments are available.
805-527-5360
www.cancer.org

Cancer Support Group - New Hope
A Program of the American Cancer Society

A support group for metastatic, recurrence and advanced breast cancer. This group meets at the Simi Valley Senior Center.
805-522-7203

Colon Cancer Self-Help Group
A Program of the American Cancer Society

The Colon Cancer Self-Help Group provides cancer patients and their partners a chance to share experience, learn more about the disease, and gain skills to help adjust to their own individual needs after the diagnosis.
805-644-6656
805-647-5886

Blood Related Cancers Family Support Group
A Program of the Cancer Center of Ventura County

This program meets the first Thursday each month from 6pm - 7:30pm to assist people with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma in coping more effectively with their illness and learning as much as possible about their disease. Family members are welcome.
805-988-2641
khillman@chw.edu
www.cancen.com

Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group
A Program of Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Support group for individuals and their families with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myleodysplastic syndrome. It meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month.
805-370-4515

Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group
A Program of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

These groups are guided by two healthcare professionals and are intended to give information and support and to encourage greater communication among patients, their families, friends and healthcare professionals.
888-802-8680
310-216-7600 ext. 240
www.lls.org/support/support-groups

Prostate Cancer Support Group
A Program of Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group

Prostate Cancer Support Group is an educational and support group for all men diagnosed with prostate cancer before, during and after treatment. It provides an opportunity to discuss issues, exchange information and share concerns. Spouses, partners and family members are encouraged to attend. Group meets from 10:00 am - 11:30 am the 3rd Tuesday each month.
805-988-2641
khillman@chw.edu
www.cancen.com

Prostate Cancer Support Group
A Program of the American Cancer Society

A group for prostate cancer survivor. This group meets at Simi Valley Countrywide.
805-526-7255

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Us Too - A Program of Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Support group for men with prostate disease, malignant or benign, and their families.
805-370-4515

Tzu Chi Free Clinic Cancer Support Group
A Program of the American Cancer Society
Support group for Chinese speakers.
818-983-2633
805-358-3941
818-304-4567

Young Women's Cancer Support Group
A Program of the American Cancer Society
Support group for young women with cancer. This group meets at Clarion Commons Estates in Simi Valley.
805-415-4423