Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers (NGOC) offers its patients the following complementary Cancer Patient Support Program services:
- Consultation and orientation for new patients
- Patient information packet
- Assessment of psychosocial needs, financial concerns or social concerns
- Community resources and referrals as needed
- Transition help for palliative care
- Support group for women, Loving Arms, founded by two NGOC oncology nurses
Other support & survivorship opportunities include:
- Appearance consultation groups including the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program
- Participation in cancer fund-raising and awareness events sponsored by NGOC including Relay for Life
- Programs to assist people with cancer and their families cope with diagnosis, treatment, and recovery by the local American Cancer Society (ACS), including:
- Reach to Recovery, an individualized support program for women with breast cancer from a specially-trained breast cancer survivor.
- Look Good…Feel Better, teaching cancer patients how to deal with appearance changes during treatment (includes wig-styling, make-up tips).
- Road to Recovery, volunteer transportation to and from treatment.
- Man to Man, providing support for men with prostate cancer.
- I Can Cope, an educational series providing information and support in areas ranging from financial concerns to community resources.
- CanSurmount, offering one-on-one emotional support for cancer patients except those with breast and prostate cancer.
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach
Cancer is a tough, life-changing experience. To help make that journey easier, Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers is proud to support Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, a not-for-profit organization designed to help patients and their families receive the cancer support, education and outreach they need.
Founded by two NGOC oncology nurses, Diana Hurst and Shamichael Traylor, Loving Arms’ services include emotional support, financial assistance and transportation to treatments with an opportunity to get involved via support group meetings and fundraisers. Loving Arms’ executive board consists of nurses, cancer survivors, cancer patients and people from the community.
Outreach programs developed in order to empower the cancer patient and their families include:
- Support Group (every 3rd Thursday of the month)
- Financial Assistance
- Diva Days
- Hospice / Bereavement / Counseling
- Volunteer Opportunities
- “Pay it Forward” program
- Wigs and hats for chemo patients
For more information, visit www.lovingarms.support.