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


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
Support group for women who are facing, have faced, or are recovering from breast cancer. This group meets the 1st Thursday of every month at the Simi Valley Senior Center.
805-501-6417
www.cancer.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

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.cancer.org

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

Marcelle Erian Women's Cancer Support Group
Supported by Adventist Health Simi Valley
Women only, all ages, all types and stages of cancer, newly diagnosed and in remission welcome. Dinner provided.
Meets third Wednesday of every month (except June/July) 6pm, Aspen Center Lobby
805-955-8055

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.cancer.org

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

Women's Crochet Support Group
Women of all ages, all types and stages of cancer, experience with crochet NOT required.
Meets every Thursday, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Adventist Health Nurse Navigator Office,
2750 N Sycamore Dr, Suite 200
805-955-8055