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Cancer Support Services at the Cancer Institute

A cancer diagnosis can send you on an emotional roller coaster. The Cancer Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center is here to help you cope, with a wide range of support services
and patient resources.

Patient Navigators—Help educate, support and guide you and your family through diagnosis and cancer treatment. Your navigator will call you on a regular basis throughout your treatment and recovery, helping your healthcare team stay informed and meeting any requests or concerns you may have.

Look Good...Feel Better®—Held in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, these sessions help women undergoing cancer treatment cope with the appearance related side effects of cancer treatment. To register for the next monthly session, call 1-888-227-6333.

Appearance Specialist—To further help female cancer patients with their appearance issues, we have a licensed cosmetologist on staff. She provides patients with private consultations designed to help them look and feel their best during treatment. Free wigs are available from the American Cancer Society Wig Bank.

Support Groups—Patients have access to a variety of cancer support groups. For a complete list, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/support.

  • Circle of Caring Women’s Cancer Support Group—Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 631 Professional Drive, Suite 450, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

Resource Center—Provides an array of information to help educate and support men and women diagnosed with cancer.

High Risk Clinic—Those who are found to be at high risk for developing breast cancer can utilize services provided by our High Risk
Clinic. The clinic specializes in developing an individualized plan for prevention and early detection of cancer.

Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment—If you have a personal or strong family history of breast, ovarian, colorectal or endometrial cancer, you may be at increased risk. Genetic
testing can be used to determine if someone has a genetic predisposition to cancer.

Nutrition Counseling—A registered dietitian provides support for patients undergoing treatment or recovering from cancer. They assist those facing challenges such as maintaining good nutrition and avoiding unhealthy weight loss and malnutrition.

Oncology Social Worker—Oncology social workers specialize in helping people whose lives have been impacted by cancer. They can access information to help you understand
diagnosis and treatment options. They also help you cope with other factors in your life, including work, family and personal goals and responsibilities.

Cancer Transitions®—A six week program aimed at educating, empowering and supporting people who have recently completed cancer treatment.

Don’t suffer through cancer alone. Find a Gwinnett physician and let us help you win your battle.

Click here to take a survey about the services your received from our Breast Health Navigator. We want to hear from you!

 

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