Recognizing the unique need for a patient and family support program, the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center provides different programs to enhance the quality of life for patients and family members while they navigate the complexities of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
The Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP) is staffed by our team members and volunteers. We help patients navigate the Cancer Center, provide counseling in the hospital and in the outpatient clinic and manage educational programs and support meetings.
A Resource Center is also available for patients and family members. We are all here to help. The key element in our program is the healing relationship that develops when one person cares for another.
Cancer treatment is a very stressful time and severe illness can bring up many topics and issues for both the patient and their loved ones. We offer individual counseling; support groups and social work support that can help patients explore their feelings, find like-minded support and manage the daily activities that seem so overwhelming during a difficult time.
The Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Patient Support Programs provide individual counseling in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Licensed professionals are available to discuss ways of coping with diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Outpatient appointments are scheduled at the patient's convenience in conjunction with medical appointments when possible. Please call 336-713-6954 to set up an appointment.
The Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Brochures, pamphlets and information covering a variety of health and cancer related topics are available at no cost to patients. More detailed information can often be located by using the bookmarked websites on the Resource Center computers. If no volunteer is on duty, you can call 336-713-6954 for additional help.
If you have questions or interested in volunteering, call Volunteer Services at 336-713-3514.
On-Site Cancer Support Classes
All classes, except the virtual Chair Yoga Class and the new virtual Caregivers Support Group, are CANCELED due to COVID-19.For dates and times for the classes listed below, check the CPSP monthly calendar at the Information Desks on the 1st and 4th floors of the Comprehensive Cancer Center or call 336-713-6954.