When cancer attacks the body, it doesn’t just affect your physical well-being. Cancer also affects patients mentally and spiritually. At AnMed Health, we’re not just treating a disease. We’re treating a person. From support groups to pet therapy, the Cancer Center offers patients and their families a wide range of programs that can help with every phase of treatment and recovery.
Below are a few of the services that AnMed Health Cancer Center provides to its patients.
- Oncology Dietician
If you need assistance with poor appetite, taste changes, difficulty swallowing, weight loss or gain, nausea and vomiting, or need education materials. Call (864) 512-4697 for information
Patient Resource Coordinator
The Coordinator will work with patients in collaboration with clinical staff to establish connections to resources that supplement and enhance the overall treatment and well being of the patient. Call (864) 512-4111 for information.
Chair Yoga Classes
Join other patients for chair yoga as a virtual teacher leads through the exercise. Chair yoga is a gentle class practiced from a seated position and will help with relaxation, improved strength, better breathing, improved sleep, and enhanced balance between body, mind and spirit. Beginning June 20th, the class will be held on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. in the Cancer Center third floor conference room. Call (864) 512-4636 to register.
- Nurse Navigators
The Cancer Center Support Services Department is dedicated to help cancer patients in many ways. Nurse Navigators walk with patients along their journey and provide resources to aid in the fight against cancer. Contact your physician or doctor's office to find out who your Nurse Navigator is.
Knowledge is Power
The Cancer Learning Center offers free information on cancer and survivorship to patients, cancer survivors, their family and friends. Our "Grab 'N' Go" items include booklets, brochures, pamphlets, journals and handbooks. Topics include specific tumor site information and dealing with cancer. Other materials available by check-out through our Lending Library computer system include textbooks, cookbooks, treatment guides, survivor stories, video cassette tapes and DVDs. These are available for check-out for up to two weeks.
The Cancer Learning Center also features a "Book of the Month" and a "Display of the Month." Each one focuses on a specific cancer-related topic or a designated national cancer awareness month.
Need to search the internet? The Cancer Learning Center has two computers for your research needs. Staff is readily available to assist you with finding online resources.
The Cancer Learning Center is inside the AnMed Health Cancer Center at 2000 East Greenville Street on the corner of East Greenville Street and East Reed Road. Staff members are available weekdays during business hours. For more information, call (864) 512-4640.
Whenever possible, AnMed Health tries to assist cancer patients who need financial assistance with chemotherapy and other cancer-related prescriptions. Learn more about medication assistance and if you qualify by calling (864) 512-4686.
Programs are also available to assist patients with medical bills and related treatment costs. For more information on these services or to see if you qualify, call (864) 512-4640.