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Support and Resources

Cancer diagnosis and treatment can be difficult. You don't have to do it alone.

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, your world changes, and we want to provide real resources — people — you need to navigate your next steps. We offer Cancer Care Navigators to help you with every part of your journey so you can focus your energy where it needs to be: on defeating the disease.

Oncology Patient Navigators

Oncology Patient Navigators are available to help guide patients through the healthcare system, as well as locate community resources that meet their needs. Assistance can be provided for many things, including practical problems, such as transportation, finances, childcare, housing and insurance or clinically oriented problems, like treatment side effects, nutrition and home health needs. Our Care Navigators can also help coordinate your care and treatment by communicating with members of your medical team.

Mount Nittany Medical Center’s oncology Patient Navigators offer the support that you and your family need and are available at no cost to patients.

Meet our Patient Navigators

Kristin Sides, OPN-CG, BS

Kristin Sides, OPN-CG, BS

Oncology Patient Navigator

Email Kristin

Leslie Finton, MSW

Leslie Finton, MSW

Oncology Patient Navigator

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Angelique Cygan, RN

Angelique Cygan, RN

Oncology Breast Navigator

Email Angelique

Haley Carpenter

Haley Carpenter

Oncology Financial Navigator

Email Haley


At Mount Nittany Health, we strive to provide our oncology patients with all the resources they need when it comes to fighting cancer. We hope that these resources will help you connect to the person who can best meet your needs.

Resource Phone number
Breast health navigator 814.231.6870
Genetic counseling and testing 1.800.243.1455 x1631
Ostomy/wound clinical nurse specialist 814.234.6195
Pastoral care 814.231.7090
Rehabilitation services (speech, physical and occupational therapy) 814.234.6169
Service excellence (problem resolution) 814.234.6706

Local support groups

The list below includes oncology-related support groups in the central Pennsylvania area. Details for these support group meetings are listed in our Events section.

Group Contact
Breast Cancer Support and Education Group Angelique Cygan, 814.231.6870
Central Counties Ostomy Association Judy Faux, 814.234.6195
Centre Crossings Hospice Support Group Nichole Crawford, 814.237.7400
Fertility Issues and Loss Support Group
Healing From Loss Support Group Marie Radziak, 814.235.8906
Home Nursing Agency Bereavement Support Group Ann Foust, 814.237.1404
Let’s Talk — All Cancers Cancer Survivors Association, 814.237.2120
Tides — Grief Support for Children and Those Who Care for Them Holly Torbic, 814.692.2233
Understanding Your Grief Support Group Marie Radziak, 814.235.8906
Young Survivor Coalition (YSC) Face 2 Face (meets bimonthly) — for women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger Heather Sanford,, 814.441.0682

Additional cancer resources

We strive to offer the most personalized cancer care possible, but we know that there’s no such thing as too much support when it comes to fighting cancer. That’s why we’ve collected these trusted resources for your convenience; it’s just another way for our team to partner with you in your battle against cancer.

State and national cancer resources

Resource Phone number
American Cancer Society 800.ACS.2345
Association of Cancer Online Resources 814.231.2692
Cancer Care
Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund 800.813.HOPE
American Lung Association
Cancer Survivors Association, Inc. 814.237.2170
Colon Cancer Alliance Inc. 877.422.2030
Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) 800.850.9132
Lance Armstrong Foundation 866.673.7205
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 800.726.2873
Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) 800.673.1290
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link 800.LINK.BMT
National Cancer Institute 800.4.CANCER
National Comprehensive Cancer Network 888.909.NCCN
National Lymphedema Network Inc. 800.541.3259
Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition 717.738.9567
Pennsylvania Department of Health Quitline 877.724.1090
Saved by the Scan (American Lung Association)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 800.IM.AWARE
USToo! International, Inc. 630.795.1002
Women’s Cancer Network 800.444.4441
Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance