Cancer Support & Survivorship
Improve your quality of life during cancer care with support and resources for you and your family at Johnston Health.
Education & Support Groups
Invite a loved one to free cancer support programs that help you feel empowered and connected to your peers. Take part in:
- Angels Among Us – Weekly group for patients, survivors, and caregivers at the Johnston Medical Mall with a different topic discussed each week
- What Next? – Monthly educational group at Johnston Health Hematology & Oncology in Smithfield that covers the cancer center, treatment decisions, nutrition, and community resources
Call 919-989-2192 or browse upcoming events to learn meeting dates and register.
Cancer Patient Navigation
After you receive test results that suggest cancer, you may meet with a patient navigator to discuss next steps. Turn to the nurse navigator for guidance throughout your cancer care journey—free of charge. You can receive help:
- Understanding your diagnosis and treatment options
- Communicating with providers
- Getting referrals for appointments
- Overcoming obstacles to care
Social Work Services
Ask our cancer social worker or patient navigator to connect you with resources in the community and at Johnston Health, such as:
The social worker also leads Johnston Health’s cancer support groups and can help you and your family cope with a cancer diagnosis.
Survivorship Care Plan
If your cancer is stage 3 or lower, you’ll receive a survivorship care plan after treatment ends. This plan summarizes the treatment you received and explains how to protect your health in the future. It may describe:
- Ways to prevent and recognize possible long-term side effects of treatment
- Recommendations for cancer screenings
- Community support and resources
- Advice for healthy living
Discuss your survivorship plan with your primary care provider, who can help make sure you get the health services you need.
During or after cancer treatment, take advantage of rehabilitation services and massage therapy to increase your energy and strength. Rehabilitation can also help you more easily do daily activities if treatment affects your physical abilities.