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A support group is "an alternative mode of coping and dealing with the disease."Support groups are also wellsprings of inspiring stories to help motivate others to overcome their own problems.

The bonds formed during patient-doctor-caregiver gatherings can be a valuable source of overall support that may lead to a better quality of life for all those involved says Dr. Eugenio Jose Ramos. The psychological pain of cancer could not be eased by doctors alone but with the help of support groups says Dr. Carmel Manila.

A Filipino priest, Father Jose Nacu, planted the seed of sharing among cancer patients in the Philippines. He was diagnosed with lung cancer 16 years ago in Hawaii. Having no family with whom to spend his last days, he came home to look for others similarly afflicted.Thus were born such groups as CanSurvive at the Rizal Medical Center and Aruga at the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital.

Bosom Buddies-group for breast cancer survivors to share experiences, give and receive emotional emotional support, learn more about theeeir condition. c/o Clinic of Dr. Diana Cua 801 Med. Plaza Makati Amorsolo St. Legaspi Village, MKti City 810-0330/0810

CanSurvive at the Rizal Medical Center -provides moral support, pastoral care and education to patients of all kinds of cancer and their families Contact Dr. Divina B. Esteban Rizal Medical Center Tumor Clinic Shaw Blvd. Pasig City 671-9740 to 43.

Aruga at the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital.,2F Radio Therapy Bldg Rizal Ave. Sta Cruz Manaila. 711-6930 -venue for Breast cancer survivors to interact with doctors,caregivers and with each other.

Kythe Foundation in promoting psycho-social care for cancer and terminally-ill pediatric patients through the establishment of Kythe Child Life Centers at Davao Medical Center, Tarlac Provincial Hospital and UST Charity Hospital and at EAMC.Khyte, a Scottish word that means "healing by simple sharing and togetherness," is the name of one of the cancer support groups based at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City.
Kythe Inc aims to strengthen hope in children battling cancer and their families thru various educational & support programs.Offers volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.at East Ave. Medical Center Tumor Clinic East Ave. QC 922-6370 or visit www.kythe.org.

Below is a list of other local cancer support groups:

ASIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH CARE
65 Camaro St. Fairview,
Quezon City, 1118 Philippines.
Name of Person in Charge: AGNES G. ENGUITO-ABAD
Telefax: 632-9361567
E-Mail: agnes@hospiceasia.org
Website URL: www.hospiceasia.org

HOSPICE OF MANILA ENVIRONMENT
SUSAN D. REYES
170 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village 7th floor
Makati, Metro Manila
1229 Philippines
632 756 1045
632 756 1045
sdreyes@info.com.ph

H0SPITAL NG MAYNILA
Pres. Quirino Ave., Roxas Blvd
Manila, PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 524 6001
Contact Person: Dr Anita Ocampo-So
Nature of Services: In-patient

MADRE DE AMOR HOSPICE FOUNDATION
9957 Amethyst St. Los Banos Subd
Los Banos Laguna
4030
Philippines
Contact: Rhodora Ocampo, MD
Phone: +6349-536-0644
Fax: +6349-536-0644
Email: info@hospice.org.ph
Website: http://www.hospice.org.ph

NATIONAL COUNCIL HOSPICE/Palliative Care
Name of President: Dr. Mita Pardo de Tavera
Postal Address: Philippine Cancer Society, 310 San Rafael St., San Miguel, 1005 Manila,
The Philippines

NATIONAL HOSPICE COORDINATING COUNCIL
Dr Mita Pardo de Taverna
President
C/o Philippine Cancer Society,
310 San Rafael Street, San Miguel, Manila, PHILIPPINES
Tel: (63) 2 734 2126
Fax: (63) 2 734 2128
Email: pcsi@upling.com.sh

PERPETUAL MEDICAL CENTER
Las Pinas, PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 874 8515
Contact Person: Ms Rhea Abaya

PHILIPPINE CANCER SOCIETY
310 San Rafael St. San Miguel
Manila, PHILIPPINES
Tel: 6327342126
Fax. 63 2 734 2128
E-mail: pcsi@uplink.com.ph
Contact Person: Dr Mita Pardo de Tavera,
Chairman, Hospice Home Care Program
Mr Jesus Perez-Cardenas, Executive Director
Area of Eligibility: Metro Manila
Requirement: Short-term survivors/Poor cancer patients
Nature of Services: Out-patient/Home Care/ In-patient Visits/
Bereavement Care/ Caregivers Sessions/ Training/
Support Group

PHILIPPINE CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICE
Q.I. Compound E. Rodriguez Ave
Quezon City, PHILIPPI NES
Tel: 63 749 4359/781 9701 loc. 59
Fax: 63 749 1828

PHILIPPINE CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER
Quezon Ave Quezon City,
PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 924 6601
E-mail: minerva@vasia.com
Contact Person: Dr Minerva Cruz
Area of Eligibility: Quezon City
Requirement: Children with chronic illness
Nature of Services: Home/ Acute Care

PHILIPPINE GENERAL HOSPITAL
DEPT OF FAMILY & COMMUNITY
MEDICINE FAMILY HEALTH A HOSPICE CARE PROGRAM

Taft Ave
Manila, PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 2 523 2358
Contact Person: Dr Catherine L. Krings, Medical
Consultant Coordinator
Ms Luningning Siarez, Nurse Supervisor
Area of Eligibility: within 5 km. Radius of PGH
Requirement: Chronic illness / Terminal illness
Nature of Services: Home Care/Out-patient/ln-patient
Consultations/ Family & Caregivers Meetings/Individual & Family
Counselling/Bereavement Support/Training

PRECIOUS JEWELS MINISTRY
Quezon City, PHILLIPINES
Tel. 63 2 921 8076
E-mail: pjewels@pacific.net.ph
Contact Person: Ms Lorraine Anderson, Project Director
Area of Eligibility: Metro Manila
Requirement: Terminal illness, Children with HIV-AIDS
Nature of Services: Respite Care Facility/ Home Visits

RAMON ABOITIZ CANCER FOUNDATION
35 Lopez Jaena St.
Cebu City, PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 254 6351
E-mail: rafi@mozcom.com
Contact Person: Mr Generoso Monterde
Requirement: Cancer patients
Nature of Services: Home Care

RIZAL MEDICAL CENTER
Shaw Blvd
Pasig City, PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 671 9740
Contact Person: Dr Divina Esteban

ST. LUKES MEDICAL CENTER
Rm. 703 Front Tower, Cathedral Heights
PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 723 0101 loc. 2703
Contact Person: Dr Luzviminda Kwong

ST. MICHAEL HOSPICE
136 Capricorn St. Cinco Hermanos Subd.
Marikina City, PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 942 3982 c/o Cecile Tingala
63 681 8510 c/o Dr Cynthia San Luis
E-mail: asanluis@pworld.net.ph
Contact Persons: Dr Cynthia San Luis,
Ms Cecile Tingala, Secretary
Area of Eligibility: Marikina City
Nature of Services: Home Care
SYLVIA JAMORA
Tel: 63 911 8661/8943952

VICENTE SOTTO PAIN A PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM
Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center
Cebu City, PHILIPPINES
Contact Person: Dr Stephen Siguan, Program Director
Requirement: Cancer patients
Nature of Services: In-patients & Out-patients/ Support Group

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