"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it." – Samuel Johnson
The goal of the Cancer Resource Center is to provide information to help patients and families make informed decisions during difficult times. The resource center offers access to current and accurate information about cancer prevention, treatment and support. A nurse/librarian and volunteers are on hand to assist visitors. Books and videotapes may be used in the center or borrowed. Individualized packets of information are mailed upon request.
The Cancer Resource Center, an American Cancer Society Information Center, is open to the public. All services are free of charge. Resource Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.
Services and Resources
- Books and videotapes
- Anatomical models for health fairs and classes
- Research on specific topics
- Two Internet work stations
- Comfortable space for reading or viewing videotapes
- Recommended websites and reading lists
- Complimentary wigs, scarves and hats are available
- Support group information
The Cancer Boutique at Texas Health Fort Worth is a unique boutique located in the Cancer Resource Center that assists cancer survivors with their specific needs in one convienent location, including:
- Recovery Bras
- Recovery Camisoles
- Wigs, Scarves and Hats are offered to patients for free through collaboration with American Cancer Society
- Wicking Wear
- Select skin care products for those undergoing chemotherapy and radiation
- Reading materials and resources
- Inspirational Gifts
The Cancer Boutique and Resource Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a survivor volunteer present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For assistance after hours, please page 817-654-7827.
To make an appointment with our certified bra fitter, please call 817-820-4888. The center is in the Klabzuba Cancer Center, 1300 West Terrell, Suite 100.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dana McGuirk, B.S.N., R.N., C.B.P.N.-C at 817-820-4805 or the Cancer Resource Center and Boutique at 817-820-4888.
Finding Reliable Information
The Internet offers access to many valuable sources of information. However, not all sources provide current, accurate or complete information. We encourage you to carefully evaluate the information you retrieve from online. The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association maintains a list of the Top 100 health websites and provides guidelines to assist you in evaluating the quality of online health information.
Follow this link for more information and resources.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Klabzuba Cancer Center
1300 West Terrell, first floor
Fort Worth, TX 76104