Our dedicated staff will provide you with solutions and assistance at no charge. We strive to enhance your cancer journey with a combined approach of providing direct assistance and helping access additional resources.
UPDATE: Cancer Services is aware of challenges posed by the rising number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in NC and we are sensitive to the needs of our clients requiring front line assistance to ensure a continuum of support during cancer treatment.
As an ongoing practice, we strive to ease the burden of accessing services and welcome digital communications.
At this time of added public health concerns, please call our office (336-760-9983) before coming by or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the process of accessing services.
Thank you for your understanding, and be assured of our commitment to serve our community.
Cancer Treatment Medications
If your medication for cancer treatment is unaffordable, our Patient Advocate Team can review your situation and identify resources for oral and IV chemotherapy medications by applying for foundations, grants, and prescription drug manufacturer programs on your behalf.
We access a wide variety of local, state, and national prescription assistance resources and advocate for you throughout the entire process.
If you have a copay that is unaffordable or if do not have medical insurance, please call us at 336-760-9983 or send us an email to find out how we can help.
If you are struggling to afford your cancer-related supportive medications (nausea, pain, hormonal therapy, neuropathy, etc.), please contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team for assistance.
Clients residing in Davie, Forsyth, Stokes and Yadkin Counties who also meet our eligibility requirements may be able to obtain direct financial assistance from Cancer Services as well as from other local and national prescription assistance resources. Financial eligibility is based on household income, expenses, and current need.
Non-residents of the counties listed above needing medication and financial assistance may still call 336-760-9983 or email us, as we may be able to direct you to services in your community, as well as national resources. If emailing, please state your type of cancer and where you live, as this will help us serve you better.Back to Top ↑
Limited emergency financial assistance for household expenses may be available on a case by case basis, in conjunction with accessing resources from other local crisis agencies.
Contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983 to schedule a financial interview.Back to Top ↑
Assistance with purchasing nutritional supplements, ostomy supplies, and laryngectomy supplies may also be offered on a limited basis.
We also maintain a supply closet of medical supply items donated by the community. These items are available for distribution without a financial interview.
Transportation to Treatment
Getting back and forth to cancer treatments can be a stress for many clients and families. Finding transportation or covering the expense of transportation can be difficult.
Contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983 for transportation resources, including assistance with gas cards or bus passes, depending on the need. Please have your treatment schedule available when you call.
Appearance & Physical Support
Equipment & Home Health Supplies
The following items are available for loan. Please contact a member of our Patient Advocate Team or call us at 336-760-9983 if you need something not listed. While we loan equipment/supplies at no charge, we cannot pick up and/or deliver. Please bring a vehicle large enough to hold the item, as well as 2-3 people to help load the items.
- Baby Monitors
- Bedpads (Cloth)
- Bedpads (Disposable)
- Disposable Diapers – All Sizes
- Dressings (disposable)
- Lift Chairs
- Hospital Bed Sheets
- Hospital Gowns
- Mastectomy Bras
- Mastectomy Camisoles
- Mastectomy Prostheses
- Mattress Covers
- Nutritional Supplements
- Ostomy Supplies
- Sheet Blankets
- Bathtub Rails
- Commode Chairs
- Commode Extensions
- Electric Scooters
- Electric Wheelchairs
- Hospitals beds (Electric)
- Overbed Tables
- Quad Canes
- Shower Stools
- Side Rails
Cancer Services maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies which are loaned or given out free to clients. All of these items come from donations from the community. If you have any of the items listed above and are no longer needing them, please think of us. All donations are welcomed.Back to Top ↑
Wigs & Head Coverings
Cancer Services provides an Appearance Boutique for cancer patients in our community who are in need of items such as wigs, hats, scarves, turbans, wig heads, wig supplies and more. All items are provided at no cost.
A trained Patient Advocate will assist you in finding items to restore your confidence as you move through your cancer treatment and recovery.
No appointment is needed. Feel free to bring a family member or friend!
New or gently used items are accepted as donations to our Appearance Boutique.Back to Top ↑
Our Healing Hands programs help reduce stress, pain, and anxiety. A variety of services are provided including massage, healing touch, reiki, scar therapy, and spa days. Check our calendar for appointment times.Back to Top ↑
We provide a variety of nutrition resources for cancer survivors, including our site CancerDietitian.com written by our Wellness Director, Julie Lanford, a board-certified registered dietitian specializing in oncology, and Cook to Thrive! survivor cooking classes.
You can also connect with Julie through her podcast at CancerDietitianPodcast.com for interviews and tips to keep you well beyond cancer.
Social & Emotional Support
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.Back to Top ↑
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 lend a listening ear. After surgery, our Survivorship Coordinator is available to help the survivor find answers, meet other survivors and regain control.
The Pink Broomstick® Support Program also offers a monthly wellness group that meets at Cancer Services on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12noon. The Pink Broomstick® group allows survivors to share experiences and gain insightful knowledge from professionals. Wellness groups give patients and caregivers the opportunity to meet other people dealing with similar situations and offer ways of coping with illness. The sharing is informal and the support is strengthening.
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.Back to Top ↑
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 Services has a variety of monthly groups you can engage with.
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 creates meaningful connections.Back to Top ↑
Survivor Seminars & Conferences
We offer survivor educational programs and conferences including:
- Cancer Transitions Wellness Program
- Cancer Survivors Day Celebration
- Living on the EDGE GYN Cancer Conference
- Pink Ribbon Talks Breast Cancer Conference
- Healing Art with Sawtooth
- Ladies Night
- Guys Night
- & MORE!
Patient Advocacy & Information
Our Patient Advocate Team consists of professionals who can assess client needs and work with patients and families to address these needs, helping to secure financial and treatment support services.
We offer information and referral services to clients in order to connect them with financial, social and emotional services offered by our agency, as well as other local, state and national resources. Information regarding these resources will be offered and referrals will be made as needs are identified.Back to Top ↑
Spanish Speaking Patient Advocate
Our Patient Advocate Team includes a native Spanish Speaking team member. We can help Spanish speaking clients navigate the medical system, address medication and financial needs, and advocate in other ways as necessary. Please call our office at 336-760-9983 or email Gloria for assistance.
Contact us for more information or to discuss your needs at 336-760-9983 or via email!