Patient Support and Education

The staff members at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center see the whole picture. They offer support services to help you and your family cope with the emotional, social, spiri­tual and economic aspects of cancer care.

We provide a variety of support group meetings, some offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Survivorship programs are also offered through Vidant Medical Center and the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center. All support groups and survivorship programs are free and open to patients, family members, friends and the public.

Dealing with cancer can be a challenge. Vidant Health has cancer care navigators specializing in certain cancers. A cancer care navigator is a registered nurse who can help you find answers to your questions, assist in coordinating your care and put you in contact with the resources you need.

At times, if you live out of town, you may need to stay in Greenville overnight while you are receiving treatment. Together with the American Cancer Society, we offer the ACS McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge. It is designed to meet the physical, financial and emotional needs of cancer patients by providing them with a place to stay free of charge for as long as needed. This handsome facility offers 20 comfortable guest suites with living room, bedrooms, and private baths to patients undergoing extended periods of outpatient treatment at area cancer treatment centers. The lodge serves cancer patients and caregivers on a first-come, first-served basis.

The staff at the cancer center maintains an up-to-date col­lection of materials that will help you gain greater under­standing of your particular form of cancer and how best to deal with it. In addition, the National Cancer Institute offers a wide range of information online at www.cancer.gov.