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.

Pathways to Suvivorship 

This meeting is the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00-2:00pm at the 3rd floor Hospitality Room.  The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be a shock to patients and caregivers. This class is designed to provide information to help patients navigate through this complex medical system, manage health information, and communicate effectively with staff.  All patients and caregivers will be provided a Free Lunch, as well as a Free Livestrong Guidebook designed to help patients throughout all stages of survivorship. The information provided will help patients and caregivers be active participants in their treatment planning.  Call Aimee Tolbert at (336) 716-1693 for questions/register.  amtolber@wakehealth.edu

Seasons of Survival – Moving Beyond Treatment

This is scheduled quarterly.  A four-week workshop that helps cancer survivors understand and navigate both active treatment and post-treatment life where a “new normal” is often established.  Free Lunch and planning materials provided.  Call Aimee Tolbert at 336-716-1693 for questions/register.  amtolber@wakehealth.edu

Other Helpful Organizations and Links

ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis) Hot Line(for Breast Cancer)  1-800-221-2141

American Cancer Society, Inc.:  A great resource for information about cancer diagnoses, local supportive resources, and managing financial issues that arise during cancer treatment.  For the number of the chapter nearest you, call 1-800-227-2345. 

Anderson Network:  1-800-345-6324.  If you would like to talk with a patient with a similar diagnosis, this program will place you in contact with a patient within 24 – 48 hours.

BMT infoNet: an online resource for stem cell, bone marrow, and blood transplant patients.  Website: http://www.bmtinfonet.org

Breakaway from Cancer:  A national initiative to increase awareness of the important resources available to people affected by cancer, from prevention to education and support, to financial assistance and survivorship. (805) 447-7596.  www.breakawayfromcancer.com

Cancer Care:   www.cancercare.org/

They have a calendar where patients/caregivers can add tasks they need help with (meals, transportation, etc…) and friends can sign up to help:  http://mycancercircle.lotsahelpinghands.com/caregiving/home/               

    Cancer Information Services of the National Cancer Institute:  1-800-422-6237; www.cancer.gov

    Cancer Services, Inc.:  3175 Maplewood Ave., Winston-Salem, NC  27103.  (336) 760-9983 or 1-800-228-7421 (NC only).  Web site: www.cancerservicesonline.org

    Cancer Support Community:  http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/           

    Clinical Trials/Studies: Ask your doctor about our clinical trials, or contact Audrey Bell-Farrow at (336) 713-6910 or email: abellfa@wakehealth.edu. For more information, visit: http://www.wakehealth.edu/BeInvolved

    HealthWell Foundation:  Provides financial assistance for patients. Website: http://www.healthwellfoundation.org

    Imerman Angels: provides one-on-one support for cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.  Imerman Angels partners anyone seeking cancer support with someone just like you –someone who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer. Website: http://www.imermanangels.org

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America:  1-800-955-4572; Web site:  www.lls.org

    National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: 301.650.9127 or 888.650.9127 (toll-free).  
     

    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
    800-227-2345

    Reach to Recovery
    Breast cancer program
    American Cancer Society
    800-227-2345

    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
    800-227-2345

    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
    800-227-2345

    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 
    www.cancer.org/icancope

    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
    800-227-2345

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

    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
    800-227-2345

    Reach to Recovery
    Breast cancer program
    American Cancer Society
    800-227-2345

    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
    800-227-2345

    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
    800-227-2345

    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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