Services We Provide

Support Groups

The Cancer Care Coalition has been formed to help cancer patients and family members maintain and enhance quality of life during and after diagnosis and treatment. The Coalition includes:

  • Cancer Services, Inc.
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine, including Cancer Outreach Education, Cancer Patient Support Program
  • Oncology Recreation Therapy
  • Forsyth County Health Department
  • Forsyth Regional Cancer Center/Forsyth Memorial Hospital/CMI
  • Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
  • Human Service Alliance 

 Survivorship Programs at Wake Forest Baptist Health 

From the time of diagnosis through the end of treatment, cancer patients, family members, and caregivers can actively participate in their survivorship treatment and care.  Patients who actively participate in their care can improve their quality of life and overall functioning. The Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Patient Support Programs are sponsoring two activities in order to enhance survivorship and quality of life for all patients and loved ones. All of our staff and volunteers are committed to encouraging patients to seek their best “new normal” survivorship.

Seasons of Survival (SOS) Educational Group Meeting

A six-week series of SOS meetings are offered four times per calendar year.  The group meetings occur from 12:00-1:30pm in the CPSP support room on the 3rd floor of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide information, social support and skills to navigate the survivorship process. Patients, family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.  Various professional health care providers (nurses, nutritionists, physicians, counselors and other professionals) will be available for consultation during some of these sessions.  Each meeting will have a specific theme to address survivorship needs such as symptom management, emotional well-being, eating well during and after treatment, and caring for the caregiver.

Survivorship Orientation Hour

A survivorship orientation hour will be held each Tuesday (12:00-1:30pm) when the SOS Educational Group Meeting is not held.  The orientation hour takes place in the CPSP support room on the 3rd floor of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The orientation hour allows patients, family members and caregivers to drop in, speak with a professional health care provider, assess their own participation in survivorship activities on a survivorship worksheet, complete the distress thermometer and gather additional information about ongoing survivorship activities.

 Support Groups & Programs

The Cancer Care Coalition has compiled a list of support groups and programs for individuals, families and/or caregivers going through a cancer experience. This document is intended as a resource list and does not imply endorsement of the programs. Please call the numbers listed for meeting times and places. 

CATAWBA COUNTY

Hearts of Hope
Breast cancer support
Catawba Memorial Hospital
828-326-2176
Contact: Brenda Putnam

CanSurmount
Any cancer survivor, family & friends
American Cancer Society/Catawba Memorial Hospital
828-326-2176

New Voice Club of the Unifour
Laryngectomy Survivors/American Cancer Society
704-872-0660

Phone Pals
Phone support for the newly diagnosed
Catawba Memorial Hospital
828-326-2175

Us Too!
Prostate cancer survivors and family
828-466-0064

DAVIDSON COUNTY

Friends for Life
Breast Cancer Support Group
Davidson County Cancer Service
336-249-7265
Contact: Sarah Williamson

Look Good Feel Better
Appearance consultation for women
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

Reach to Recovery
Breast cancer program
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

Share
Sharing hope and recovery efforts
Davidson County Cancer Service
336-249-7265
Contact: Sarah Williamson

DAVIE COUNTY

Look Good Feel Better
Appearance consultation for women
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

Pink Broomstick® Visitation Program
Breast cancer peer visitation program
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Reach to Recovery
Breast cancer program
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

FORSYTH COUNTY

Active Treatment
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center/Cancer Patient Support Program
336-716-7980 

Caregivers’ & Family Meeting
For patient and caregiver
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center/Cancer Patient Support Program 
336-716-7980

Caregivers Support Group Hospice/BestHealth
336-768-3972

Caregiver Support Group for All Illnesses The Shepherd’s Center
336-748-0217

Clemmons Support Group Clemmons Methodist Church
336-766-6512

CLIMB Program for Families
A monthly group for families with a parent or primary caregiver with cancer
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Redefining Survival: Women Facing Breast Cancer Together
6-week program
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center/Cancer Patient Support Program 
336-716-7980

Family Support Group
For adults with leukemia, multiple myeloma , Hodgkin’s Disease and lymphoma
Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
336-718-8577 or 866-611-FRCC (3722)

Gynecologic Support Group Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Healing Hands Programs
Massage, Healing Touch, Reiki, Reflexology and Spa Day
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

I Can Cope
Series of 2-hour classes about cancer, treatment, research and emotions
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914 (Patient Services)

Living with Cancer
General cancer support group
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
336-723-4391

Living Well Beyond Cancer
A group to educate and support survivors in a healthy lifestyle after cancer
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Look Good Feel Better
Appearance consultation for women
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

Lung Group Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Man to Man
Telephone support for prostate cancer survivors
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

Metastatic & Recurrent Cancer Wellness Group
For survivors who are experiencing metastatic or recurrent cancer
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

My Life With Cancer
A 6-week program designed to help manage the 1st year of the cancer journey
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Nutrition During Treatment
A class to learn what you or your loved one should be eating during treatment; taught by a certified specialist in oncology nutrition and Registered Dietitian
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Pink Broomstick® Breast Cancer Wellness Group
Breast cancer survivors group
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Pink Broomstick® Program
Breast cancer peer program
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Survive & Thrive After Treatment Course
To help all types of survivors answer the “What’s Next?” question they often face after finishing active treatment
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Us Too!
Prostate cancer survivors and family
Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
336-718-8577 or 866-611-FRCC (3722)

WellBeauty Class
Skin care and make-up tips from a licensed esthetician and scarf tying from a survivor
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Western Piedmont Speak Easy
For laryngectomy patients and family members
336-768-7626
Contact: Nancy Reynolds

Writing for Wellness
For all types of survivors, come to stretch your writing muscles.
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

IREDELL COUNTY

Living With Cancer
Cancer survivors, their families and supports
Iredell Memorial Hospital
Contact: Tom Sherrod, Chaplain
704-873-5661 ext. 3414

Look Good Feel Better
Appearance consultation for women
Iredell Memorial Hospital
704-878-4550

Reach to Recovery
Breast cancer program
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

SHARE–Sharing Hope and Recovery Efforts
Support for patients, families and friends
Davis Regional Medical Center
Contact: Delore Speilman, Chaplain
704-838-7299

STOKES COUNTY

Pink Broomstick® Program
Breast cancer peer program
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 1-800-228-7421

SURRY COUNTY

Heart & Soul
All cancers
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital 
336-874-4519
Contact: David McCann

Look Good Feel Better
Appearance consultation for women
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

Man to Man
Peer telephone support program for men undergoing prostate cancer treatment
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

WILKES COUNTY

Cancer Support Group
All cancers
Wilkes County Health Department 
336-651-7450
Contact: Dianne Combs 

Keeping in Touch 
Contact: Ann Walker, 336-696-5400
Contact: Marjorie Caudill, 336-696-2013

YADKIN COUNTY

Look Good Feel Better
Appearance consultation for women
American Cancer Society
800-282-4914

Pink Broomstick® Program
Breast cancer peer program
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Survive & Thrive Socials
Meets periodically, for people with any cancer
Cancer Services, Inc.
336-760-9983 or 800-228-7421

Quick Reference

Comprehensive Cancer Center

1st Floor Information Desk
336-713-6979
Appointments 336-716-WAKE
Toll-Free 888-716-WAKE

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.