Cancer Support Services
Care beyond medical treatment
We provide more than exceptional medical cancer treatment and care at Novant Health. Our team is also dedicated to giving you the support and guidance you need after a cancer diagnosis. Your journey starts with a patient navigator who supports you throughout your care and connects you to support services following treatment.
Going above and beyond for you
We want you and your family to feel at peace while you are undergoing cancer treatment. You and your loved ones have access to a variety of support services, from group and individual therapy sessions to spiritual and financial support. It’s part of our holistic approach to your care to help you feel supported throughout your treatment.
Support groups and counseling
Meeting and talking with others who have cancer can provide comfort and aid in healing. Whether you prefer support in a group setting or feel more comfortable in a one-on-one or family counseling session, we have cancer support services to suit you. Our group sessions include other patients, cancer survivors and caregivers, and you're assured of a safe and welcoming environment. Sessions are also available to your family and friends. Reach out to your care team for help finding support near you, including:
- Individual and family counseling
- Oncology nutrition
- Mind/body techniques to enhance healing
- Condition-specific support groups for types of cancer including breast, thyroid, colorectal and prostate cancer
- Bereavement support groups
We offer spiritual support 24 hours a day, regardless of your religious or spiritual faith and beliefs. After receiving a cancer diagnosis or during treatment and recovery, it's natural to feel alone and in need of emotional support. Our compassionate caregivers can connect you with someone to provide emotional and spiritual help and guidance when you need it.
At Novant Health, we understand that medical costs can add stress to an already stressful situation. We offer financial support for cancer patients whenever possible. That may include assistance with housing, transportation and meal expenses.
If you're struggling with financial hardship during your cancer treatment, contact your Novant Health cancer clinic or ask your cancer care team for a referral to our case management services. While we can’t offer financial support to every patient, our case managers will do their best to connect you with available resources to meet your needs.
If you or a loved one ever need the compassionate assistance, comfort and support that a hospice care unit provides, we want you to rely on us to be your home away from home. We focus on quality of life with an emphasis on holistic comfort and support. The unit acts as a stepping-stone to going home with hospice care, as we consider our patients and their family part of the hospice care team.
Dedicated cancer centers to support your medical care
Beyond expert medical care, at Novant Health you'll find on-site services and programs to support you before, during and after treatment. Access a variety of services aimed at providing comfort and support for you and your family, including:
- Counseling and support groups
- Resource library and educational programs
- Financial management
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If you are receiving treatment in Charlotte, the Novant Health Cancer Institute Buddy Kemp Support Center provides an off-site comfortable, home-like setting for you and your family. You'll find special programs and support, as well as services that aim to help you feel empowered to manage the changes associated with your treatment and recovery.