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Patient Support Program

 

The CAMC Cancer Patient Support Program had its inception in 1995, which was made possible by the generous funding of the CAMC Foundation.  Since that time, hundreds of cancer patients and their family members have participated in counseling programs offered through the Cancer Patient Support Program.  With great appreciation, the CAMC Foundation provided start up funding and has played a vital role in financially supporting CPSP services offered to uninsured/underinsured patients and families.

CAMC’s Cancer Patient Support Program helps to strengthen support networks during and after cancer treatment.  We believe there is an important link between psychological well-being and health, and that coping with stressors such as fear, anxiety and depression is an important part of the overall care of our patients.

We offer to walk with patients along their journey, from the point of diagnosis through treatment and beyond offering support and resources to enhance their emotional, social and spiritual well-being.

Patients are seen at all CAMC locations, the Ambulatory Infusion Center and in the David Lee Cancer Center.  The program accepts payment for certain services through most insurance providers; however, grant services are sought for indigent care patients.  For more information about CAMC’s Cancer Patient Support Program, please call (304) 388-9082.

Some of the services offered include:  

  • A breast cancer support group held the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the David Lee Cancer Center (DLCC). All breast cancer survivors, families and support people are welcomed to attend.
  • A support group for those facing terminal illness and loss held the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the DLCC.
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Patient and family education about cancer and treatment options
  • Stress management and coping skills training
  • Access to educational resources
  • Bereavement support

The program accepts payment for certain services through most insurance providers; however, grant services are sought for indigent care patients.  For more information about CAMC's Cancer Patient Support Program, please call (304) 388-2545.

 

 

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