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Support and Compassionate Care

Finding expert cancer care close to home provides a sense of confidence that you are at the right place for your evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. But knowing that our care is based on a compassionate and supportive approach will get you through every phase of care in a more positive way.  Many of our team members have experienced cancer – either personally or with loved ones and we know what you’re feeling now and what worries you about the future. We know that cancer can disrupt your life – and your day-to-day relationships – so we’re here to help.   
 

Supportive Services Available at the Cancer Institute

With a positive attitude, our support team will help you and your family get through your cancer journey – one day at a time. Our goal is to reduce any barriers and provide beneficial resources so you can get better. For both patients and providers, we can help with everything needed for any level of care. We know that everyone handles cancer differently so we use a range of approaches for your personal needs. There isn’t a right or wrong approach – we find the approach that works best for you, connecting care with an entire support team, including:

Taking this more proactive approach to care, we help patients learn to be advocates for their care. It's ok to ask questions – we encourage it! Through years of experience, we recognize the signs and symptoms when you may need assistance. We can help process referrals to any appropriate level of supportive care needed such as oncology rehab, counseling or support groups. Our goal is to empower patients with the knowledge we have learned through personal experiences with cancer.
 

Support Groups Provide Understanding

With a cancer diagnosis, it’s hard to understand what to expect and sometimes, even the most supportive family members can’t understand what you’re going through. But a support group can help. Our support group leadership not only provides a group environment to talk about what you’re going through, but they also check on our patients individually – sometimes stopping by to see those in treatment. Our support team keeps a very positive and uplifting attitude, so we can help our patients through their cancer journey. Learn more about our support groups and classes at the Cancer Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center, including:

  • Cancer Survivor Class – a two-week class, formerly called Cancer Transitions
  • Twisted Sisters Yoga
  • Nutrition and Cancer
  • Smoking Cessation Class
  • Appearance Specialist Support   
  • Survivorship Group
  • Exercise and Wellness Information
     

American Cancer Society Patient Navigator 

The Cancer Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center has an American Cancer Society (ACS) Patient Navigator on staff to assist cancer patients and their families. With access to the full resources available through the American Cancer Society, we can help answer your questions or find supportive services needed. Based here at the Cancer Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center, our non-clinical ACS Patient Navigator has contacts across the entire community that can help, including:

For more information about these services or to ask our ACS Patient Navigator if you or your loved one qualifies for these community based services, please contact us by completing our patient form or calling the Cancer Support Center at 678-312-3100.
 

Contact Us for More Information

If you have questions about support services at the Cancer Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center or need more information about our range of services, call us at call us at 678-312-3100 or complete our patient form for answers!