Community Outreach & Activities

Brandywine Hospital Cancer Program also offers community education and support programs to raise awareness and help patients and families cope with the lifestyle changes associated with cancer.

Our community outreach and activities include:

  • Cancer screenings for breast, prostate, oral, skin and a variety of cancers are offered several times throughout the year
  • ABC Breast Cancer Support Group - If you received a diagnosis of breast cancer, feel free to join the A-B-C Breast Cancer Support Group at Brandywine Hospital. Meetings are held monthly at Brandywine Hospital and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with others who have walked In your shoes. Special guest speakers including medical specialists often present to the group as well. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m in the TLC (3rd Floor) conference room at the hospital. Light dinner provided. For more information, please call 610-466-4181 or (View/Download Flyer)
  • Mammograms for Uninsured (View/Download Flyer)
  • Participation in the Relay for Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, which is held annually in the Downingtown area
  • "Reach to Recovery" sponsored by the American Cancer Society for women recovering from breast surgery
  • Wig Salon program free to all women with cancer with no financial criteria
  • Look Good, Feel Better, free workshop facilitated by trained cosmetologists who teach women with cancer how to understand and care for changes in the skin and hair that may occur during treatment. For dates and times, please call the American Cancer Society at 1 (800) 227-2345
  • Bereavement Support Group — Our Bereavement Support Group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the 2 North Conference Room. Please call Karen Kaminskas at 610-998-1700, ext. 226, for more information.

Oncology Nurse Navigator

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. We are pleased to be able to offer you the services of our oncology nurse navigator. A navigator is a person who helps a person with cancer chart a course through the maze of health care-from biopsy and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship. This person is your guide for information and coordination of your care.

Advanced certified oncology nurse, Cheryl Pruskowski RN, ACM, has over thirty years' experience in working with cancer patients and their families, and serves as Brandywine Hospital's Nurse Navigator.

Cheryl will serve as a resource for patients and their families, and act as a link between the doctors, nurses, and other hospital personnel. She will return phone calls and emails in a timely manner, meet with you on an as-needed basis, will direct you to the appropriate resources, and make the journey a little less intimidating.

We here at Brandywine Hospital look forward to supporting you and your loved ones through the maze of cancer care from diagnosis to survivorship.

There is no charge for the navigator service. Please let us know how we can help you.

For more information, please contact:
Cheryl Pruskowski RN, ACM
Oncology Nurse Navigator
(610) 383-8887