For many cancer survivors and their families, the greatest need is emotional and peer support. Talking with others who know what you’re going through.
Cancer Services has a variety of monthly groups you can engage with and we also offer one on one peer support.
For more information on any Wellness Group, call us at 336-760-9983 or view our calendar.
- Laryngectomy Group
- GI (Gastrointestinal) Cancer Group
- GYN Cancer Group
- Pink Broomstick ® Breast Cancer Group
- Surviving Lung Cancer
- Blood Cancer Group
Peer Support for Survivors
For many cancer survivors, peer support can be helpful during and after treatment. Our Peer Support Program coordinates trained volunteer cancer survivors with individuals to offer support via telephone or email.
For more information on this confidential service please contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983.
Pink Broomstick ® Support Program
The Pink Broomstick® Support Program is a referral-based program that provides meaningful, rehabilitative support to newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer. Each patient receives their Pink Broomstick® kit pre-surgery from the local hospitals: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Medical Park Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center. The kit contains resources, agency information, a pink broomstick and a lovely pink polka dot comfort pillow used for recovery. Post-surgery rehabilitation exercises are demonstrated at PinkBroomstick.org.
In addition to the Pink Broomstick® kit, patients are offered telephone peer support from trained volunteers who are also breast cancer survivors. Volunteers help explain rehabilitative exercises, address concerns the patient may have and to lend a listening ear. After surgery, a member of the Cancer Services Patient Advocate Team is available to help the survivor find answers, meet other survivors and regain control.
Many patients are referred to this program by their surgeon; however a referral is not required. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about this program, please contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983.
GYN Support Program
Cancer Services works with both cancer centers in our area to offer support to gynecologic cancer survivors from the beginning. We have a relationship with clinical staff at both cancer centers in our area to give newly diagnosed patients a “survive & thrive kit.” The kit includes information on the various gynecologic cancer awareness colors, a handmade keychain, survivor inspired information regarding coping with GYN cancer, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen cookbook, all inside a purple tote bag.
When the client receives this kit from their provider, the client is referred to our office where they are matched to a trained peer support volunteer. This volunteer calls to offer them hope, a listening ear and encouragement to join with the GYN cancer support activities available to them.
Cancer Care Team
The Cancer Services Care Team is a group of volunteers, themselves cancer survivors, who maintain regular contact with our clients. Volunteers make calls to clients to check in on how they are doing, see if referrals we have made have been satisfied, update them on our services and determine if there are any needs we could be fulfilling for them.