A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and impact your life in a variety of ways. At the Cancer Center we understand that cancer care is more than treating a disease. So in addition to state-of-the-art technology, we also provide comprehensive support services to help you cope, recover, and move forward.
From various support groups where people can share the ups and downs of their daily life with cancer to personal beauty aids, physical fitness programs, and a number of classes and presentations, the Center is focused on supporting your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellness. For more information on the support services offered at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, please call (509) 783-9894.
Integrative Oncology Services
All programs are held at Tri-Cities Cancer Center unless otherwise indicated.
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.
Cancer nurse navigators help patients and their families understand, access and coordinate cancer care and necessary services. Their guidance is free and appointments can be made by calling (509) 737-3427.
We’d like you to get to know our Chaplains! They provide emotional and spiritual support to patients and families during a difficult time. Stop by the Resource Center or call (509) 737-3427 for an appointment.
Offered in conjunction with the Tri-Cities 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 or call (509) 737-3420.
Look Good, Feel Better®
Group workshops that teach beauty techniques to female cancer patients to assist them with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Please call (509) 737-3427 for a reservation to the next workshop.
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.
Ask a Pharmacist
Oncology pharmacists available to review a cancer patient’s medication, vitamin and supplement regimen with consideration for the cancer therapies they are undergoing. By appointment only, call (509) 737-3450.
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 – 3rd Tuesday of every month, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tips, tricks and advice from a registered dietician on how to maintain good nutrition during cancer treatment and recovery.
Mindfulness Meditation – 4th Thursday of every month, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Led by members of Insight Meditation of Mid-Columbia, this is a medically recommended stress reducer open to patients, caregivers and family member.
Gentle Yoga – 2nd Tuesday of every month, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
A gentle introductory yoga that can relieve side effects of cancer treatment and reduce stress or tension.
Art Expressions – 4th Wednesday of every month, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
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).
Brain Tumor Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month. 10:00-11:30 a.m.
This group is open to patients and caregivers seeking support, and willing to share ideas and information about surviving and thriving with brain tumors during and after treatment.
Breast Cancer Support Group
1st & 3rd Friday of each month. 9:00-11:00 a.m.
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
1st Thursday of each month. 10:00-11:30 a.m.
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
1st Monday of Feb-June and Sept-Dec. 12:00-2:00 p.m.
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
4th Thursday of each month. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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
1st Wednesday of each month. 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Ovarian cancer patients and survivors meet to talk, make connections and
Prostate Cancer Support Group
4th Thursday of each month. 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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.
2nd Wednesday of each month. 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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. Call (509) 302-1151 for meeting location.
For additional support groups available by other services or sources, call our Chaplain or Nurse Navigators at (509) 783-9894.