Padova Library and Resource Center

Your Support Center

After a cancer diagnosis, you may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed and wonder how you can cope during the days ahead. The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment is committed to assisting you on your cancer care journey from the moment of diagnosis to recovery.

How we help

We recognize that you want to be involved in your healthcare management and we are there every step of the way to provide you with the help and support you need. The Padova Library and Resource Center, a self-service health center, has all the information you need to keep you well-informed throughout your recovery process with reliable, up-to-date medical information. We offer a small core collection of reference books and a wide range of health resources on the most common health topics. There are two computers and a printer available as well.

Our library is located on the first floor of The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, to the left of the main entry doors just across from the main patient waiting area.

About us

The Padova Library and Resource Center is named in honor of Dr. James and Marilyn Padova for the inspirational charitable gift they made to St. Joseph Hospital in 2006 in support of the fundraising campaign to help build the Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Dr. Padova, oncologist and emeritus physician with St. Joseph Hospital, played a strong leadership role in the development of the cancer center. His wife, Marilyn, a cancer survivor, was an active volunteer with the Foundation for many years, helping to create and co-chair the annual Fashion Show, which continues to raise money each year for the hospital’s cancer programs.

Disclaimer: Information provided by The Padova Library and Resource Center has been gathered from a variety of consumer health resources. This information should not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. This information is offered for general informational and educational purposes only. Consult your medical professional for advice relating to a medical problem or condition.