Cancer Caring Centre

Cancer Caring Centre

Imagine if you or a loved one had cancer - What a difference a Cancer Caring Centre could make!

A home away from home. A place of comfort for those who need it so badly and for their loved ones who want to make treatment as painless as possible.

What a welcome relief for any cancer patient who has had to struggle alone!

Where a little boy whose mother needs bedrest during treatment can be with her, where he can play outdoors and plop down to watch TV almost as naturally as if they were at home. Where an elderly man from Cat Island, receiving chemotherapy treatment, can stay in Nassau, his wife can be by his side, and his grandchildren are free to come and go. Where a young father from Nassau receiving treatment can stay for a few days then go home to his family, knowing that he can stop by the Centre daily for conversation, emotional support and information.

The Cancer Society of The Bahamas has, with the help of a team of professionals who have volunteered their time and services, launched a campaign to build, open and operate the Cancer Caring Centre.

Presently, the Society is in a 3 Million Dollar Cancer Caring Centre Expansion Project that we anticipate will become a reality in the very near future. This will be an additional 16 rooms for cancer patients, day care for person(s) that reside in New Providence and it is anticipated to add Hospice Care.

Read more on our Together We Are Building Project.

Convenient Location

The three storey building is located adjacent to the present Cancer Society Headquarters just off Collins Avenue, close to doctors and hospitals. The building houses 10 rooms, each with a patio and garden view. The second floor rooms are reserved for Family Island patients staying in Nassau for short-term treatment. Residents will be encouraged to participate in simple activities such as gardening or preparing meals, to stay active and maintain their self-esteem.

Staff and Volunteers

Full-time staff include an administrator, care givers and security. A network of volunteers serve to enrich the patients' lives and make their stay as pleasant a possible by:

  • visiting patients
  • leading daily exercise classes
  • giving talks on nutrition
  • providing transportation
  • helping arrange home visits
  • assisting in a thousand and one ways that add up to a million smiles