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Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio



What region or area do you provide services in?

We provide a full range of cancer wellness programs and services in the Central Ohio region for all cancer patients, any diagnosis, any stage, their family members, and caregivers.

How and when did the organization get started?

The Cancer Support Community began as The Wellness Community. It was founded by Dr. Harold Benjamin in Santa Monica, California in 1982. As a result of experience with his wife’s breast cancer and through subsequent years of study on the psychological and social impact of cancer, Dr. Benjamin formulated the Patient Active Concept. The Patient Active Concept encourages active participation in cancer treatment through friendship and community in order to enhance the quality of life and increase the chances for recovery. In addition to the Patient Active Concept, the other significant cornerstone of our program is that all services are provided free of charge in a home-like, community setting.

How many employees do you have?

We have 7 employees on staff.