Cancer Support and Resources

Published On 10/27/2011

A diagnosis of cancer can place stress on everyone it touches. Sharing with other survivors and their loved ones can often help you cope with the fear and doubt the illness has created in your life. The Methodist Cancer Center in Memphis, Tennessee is proud to be involved with several area support groups, to help you and your loved ones successfully navigate through your cancer journey.

FACES

Through FACES (Families Adapting To Cancer Through Education and Support), the Methodist Cancer Center staff hopes to provide cancer survivors and their family members the information they need for mutual caring, awareness, education and encouragement.

The FACES brochure (PDF) is full of helpful information and resources for finding hospital, community, or national support services.

The Methodist Cancer Center is proud to be involved with several area support groups, including Reach to Recovery and the Cancer Survivors Network For more information on finding support in your area, please call the Cancer Center at 901.516.2579.

Spiritual Support

We recognize at the Cancer Center that a diagnosis of cancer can alter life perspective and result in powerful self-reflection. The result is that patients and families may feel overwhelmed by thoughts on the meaning of life, suffering, hope, forgiveness and reconciliation. Seeking greater understanding and strength, many people revisit their spiritual roots or religious faith in search of answers.

The Cancer Center staffs a board-certified chaplain who specializes in oncology, who works with a diverse faith community, striving to find connections for our patients and their families.To speak with the oncology Chaplain, call 901.516.7052.

Cancer Survivor Toolbox

The Cancer Survivor Toolbox is a free program of ten instructional and interactive audio tapes and CDs, available in English and Spanish, designed to help patients develop the skills they need to successfully navigate through their care and treatment choices. The toolbox is one of many support resources offered through the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. You may receive your free Toolbox, by calling the Methodist Cancer Center at 901.516.2461, while supplies last.