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Cancer Survivor Support and Wellness Programs

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Cancer Survivor Support and Wellness Programs

The term "cancer survivors" refers to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. Co-survivors can be family members, spouses or partners, friends, health care providers or colleagues. Anyone who is there to lend support from diagnosis through treatment and beyond is considered a co-survivor. Many different co-survivors may enter the survivor’s life over time, lending support in a variety of ways.
Whether you have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are currently undergoing treatment, are in active surveillance, or have completed treatments, let our Cancer Survivorship and Wellness program assist you in your journey.  The Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center offers multiple resources to assist you with whatever your needs may be.  Check out this list to see what support is available to you.

Ongoing Cancer Support, Beyond the Clinical

Finishing cancer treatment can bring both relief and uncertainty. We know there are many challenges that cancer and it's treatments can cause, such as:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Body image
  • Stress management
  • Relationships
  • Returning to work

Check out this list of  resources designed to support you.

Cancer treatment can bring about a mix of feelings. Physically, emotionally, and medically, cancer patients often need special care that takes their cancer experience into account. As a cancer patient, you have access to our support services, both during and after treatment. Find nutritional help, counseling, spiritual support, financial help, physical therapy, lymphedema therapy, and much more.

We have a team of dedicated clinicians who are committed to helping you not only survive cancer, but helping you THRIVE. Ask your doctor or nurse about a referral to our Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Program or call 434.200.5925.

Emotional Support

Mental health, which includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, has a serious impact on our physical health.  To set you up for success in all areas of your health, Pearson Cancer Center offers several different support groups, including: PCC Survivor Support Group, Caregiver Support Group, Survivorship Educational Sessions (see image below of dates and session topics) Breast and Prostate Cancer Support Groups. For more information on our support services, contact Oncology Administration at 434.200.4512.

Pearson Cancer Center encourages you to seek the help that best fits your needs and can include:​​

  • Work with a counselor or therapist
  • Stay open with your doctors and healthcare professionals about the help you need
  • Talk to support friends or family
  • Mind, Body, and Spirit Support
    • Yoga classes are offered to PCC Patients and their caregivers on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the PCC Conference Rooms. For more information, call 434.200.7548.
  • Attend cancer support groups* (see what is available below)
    • PCC Survivor Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the PCC Conference Rooms. For more information, call 434.200.7548.​​
    • Caregiver Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Caregiver Corner in the PCC Lobby. For more information, call 434.200.6067.
    • Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of every other month (April, June, August, October, and December) from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the PCC Conference Rooms. For more information, please call 434.200.5127 or 434.200.5528.
    • Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the first Wednesday of every other month (April, June, August, October, and December) from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the PCC Conference Rooms. For more information, please call 434.200.6267.

Social Workers 

Talk privately with a licensed clinical social worker about  experiences with cancer. Get connected with community resources to help you and get connected to resources. Your doctor or nurse can provide a referral.

Spiritual Support

Chaplains provide interfaith support and services. No matter your religion or spirituality, they offer care and understanding during difficult times. 

Financial Services

Our dedicated financial coordinators can help you learn about your out-of-pocket costs and the overall cost for your care. They can connect you to drug assistance programs and talk about payment plans. They can even help you apply for financial aid.

If you have questions regarding your coverage, bills or other financial issues related to your medical care, please let us help.