Assistance for Cancer Patients During the Coronavirus Pandemic
At Astera Radiation Oncology, community is the centerpiece of our care…and the object of our commitment to excellence. We are all part of the community, especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and especially in support of cancer patients whose needs are even greater than usual.
With that in mind, here are a number of helpful resources for—and ways to help—you, your loved one and cancer patients throughout the communities we serve.
Grocery Pickup and Drop Off for Cancer Patients
Patients in chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment are immune-compromised and at very high risk if exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus. So we’re partnering with the community to gather and make available resources for grocery pickup and delivery for our patients.
Grocery Delivery and Pickup Options
To pickup groceries, or to have them delivered to cancer patients sheltering at home, please download our Grocery Delivery and Pickup Options sheet. We will keep this updated with resources throughout the shutdown.
One grocery delivery option is Umbrella, an organization that builds products and services to empower older adults to live with independence and purpose. During the pandemic, Umbrella has retooled its whole operation to provide safe access to food, medicine and supplies. This service is available to all our patients during this outbreak, just mention that you are an Astera Cancer Care patient. Visit www.askumbrella.com.
Cancer and Mental Health Support
Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey (CSCCNJ) offers support to all people affected by cancer, including loved ones. During this health emergency, CSCCNJ’s program is virtual, with support being offered to you at your home. For individual and/or group support, including bereavement, call 908-658-5400, ext 4. Learn more and register by visiting https://www.cancersupportcnj.org/virtual/.
Lunch ‘N Learn with the Doctor – Zoom Meetings
What is the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer? It’s a big topic, which we’re breaking down into a six-part Lunch ‘N Learn with the Doctors series, held virtually as Zoom meetings.
You can watch the video from our previous meetings below: