At the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, we understand that a cancer diagnosis is difficult enough without the added stress of leaving the community for treatment. This is why we have worked diligently to bring state-of-the-art treatment technology, skilled oncology professionals, and an array of support groups and integrative oncology services allowing you to stay close to home.
Our integrative oncology services include:
With a focus on oncology care, our Naturopathic Physician, Lindsey Josephson, ND, provides guidance on how to use vitamins and supplements to improve cancer treatment, minimize treatment side effects, recover from treatment earlier and minimize your overall cancer risk. Call (509) 783-9894 to schedule an appointment.
Led by Lisa C.S. Rootvik, ARNP, our Survivorship Clinic provides the bridge between a patient’s oncology team and their primary care provider by assisting patients in achieving their best life after treatment. For more information regarding our Survivorship Clinic, please call (509) 783-9894.
We have a navigation team that consists of nurse navigators, a chaplain and a social worker. Cancer nurse navigators help patients and their families understand, access and coordinate cancer care and necessary services. Our chaplain provides emotional and spiritual support to patients and families during a difficult time and our social worker provides assessments and case management to patients and their families related to illness adjustment and coping mechanisms. These services are completely free. Stop by the Resource Center or call (509) 737-3427 for an appointment.
Offered in conjunction with the Tri-City Court Club, this free 10-week program is designed to help the cancer survivor recuperate from treatment with the help of an expert trainer. Inquire at the Resource Center.
Ralph F. Peterson Library and Resource Center
Visit our library for cancer related materials available for all; free publications, books to borrow and DVDs to check out. Our resource center offers a wide variety of services and comfort items for cancer patients free of charge.
This program helps tobacco users identify triggers, coping mechanisms and nicotine replacement therapies. Call (509) 737-3427 for a reservation (time and dates vary).
Ask a Dietician
Tips, tricks and advice from a registered dietician on how to maintain good nutrition during cancer treatment and recovery.
Led by members of Insight Meditation of Mid-Columbia, this is a medically recommended stress reducer open to patients, caregivers and family member.
A gentle introductory yoga that can relieve side effects of cancer treatment and reduce stress or tension.
This monthly meeting is an opportunity for patients and others to relax and forget about the medical world. Each month features a complete project of varying types with the help of an art coach ($5.00 fee).
Our support groups include:
Breast Cancer Support Group
A group for women of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Led by a certified breast navigator, join at any time throughout your cancer journey.
Cancer Support Group
A support group for anyone touched by cancer; patients, caregivers, family or friends. This gathering offers advice and support for those facing a variety of cancer issues.
6 week sessions.
Call (509) 737-3400 for next start date. An educational and supportive program for children ages 7-14 who have a significant adult in their life who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Laryngectomee Support Group
Support for laryngectomees, head & neck cancer patients and their families. A Speech-Language Therapist addresses concerns such as speech, swallowing and taste.
Lymphoma, Leukemia & Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Supportive conversation and sharing for anyone touched by a diagnosis of lymphoma, leukemia or multiple myeloma. This group is led by persons experienced with the diseases.
Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Ovarian cancer patients and survivors meet to talk, make connections and share experiences.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
A group for men facing prostate cancer who want to gain insight from others about their treatment decisions, experiences and regaining a healthy lifestyle after treatment.
A group for active women balancing job, family and a busy life along with cancer treatments and recovery. The location varies due to planned activities or special interests of the group.