Cancer Care Support
Sometimes just being able to share thoughts and concerns with people who
really understand helps patients cope with illness and changes in their lives.
Living With Cancer Support Group
Our Living With Cancer Support Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each week
in the hospital's One West Living Room. Cancer patients and a guest
are invited to attend for fellowship, information and lunch. There is
no charge. To sign up, contact Rev. Allison Simmons, chaplain, at 704.878.5661,
Click here for more information.
Cancer Patient Navigation Services
Offered through our Infusion Care Services. Helps patients (and caregivers)
navigate through the healthcare system by finding answers to questions,
assisting with appointments, and offering support options. To speak with
our patient navigator, call 704.878.7799.
Provided by our Rehabilitation Services. A trained occupational therapist
can assist with exercises to aide in the reduction of lymphedema. Call
Palliative Care of Iredell County
Assists patient to manage the challenges of chronic symptoms that affect
quality of life. For more information, call 704.873.4719.
Available at Iredell Health System Call 704.878.4581.
We've partnered with the Statesville YMCA to provide a 12-week exercise,
relaxation, and nutritional program tailored to cancer survivors'
needs. Survivors' family members are provided a free 12-week YMCA
membership as well. To sign up or get more information, call the YMCA
Cancer Companions is a Christian-based support group that provides cancer
patients, family members and caregivers with updated information about
a variety of topics including understanding cancer, cancer treatments,
dealing with the side effects of cancer treatments, community resources
and more. For information, call 704.878.7799 or visit their website,
Western Avenue Baptist Church
Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in room 150 at the church.
1206 Museum Road. No sign up necessary. For more information, call 704.878.7799.
Reach to Recovery®
This volunteer program has been in effect for many years at Iredell Memorial
Hospital. The physician notifies volunteers when they have a patient who
needs a visit. The volunteer provides emotional support and gives comfort
and reassurance to the cancer patient during their cancer journey. Each
patient receives a Reach to Recovery bag, which includes a pillow and
area resources, support groups and other information. Call the American
Cancer Society at 1.800.ACS.2345 for more information.