Patient and Family Support
Coping Through Cancer Support Group
Join Hendrick Cancer Center for an educational support group for patients and families affected by cancer. Meet others in the journey and learn about topics related to coping through cancer. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Learning Center at 2000 Pine St. Free boxed lunch is provided with reservation only. Call Linda Neill at 325.670.4488 for reservations.
Through Social Services, Hendrick Cancer Center can connect patients and their family members to a variety of services designed for their benefit. Hendrick Cancer Center provides services designed to facilitate decision-making and to link patients to community resources while providing emotional support to patients and their family members. Our social worker at Hendrick Cancer Center is eager to assist with challenges such as financial concerns, medication costs, coping difficulties, transportation complications and other complexities families face. Whether there is an identified need or a patient makes a special request, Social Services at Hendrick Cancer Center is a pertinent part of our continuum of care.
Food and Nutrition
Nutrition is a significant aspect of a cancer patient’s treatment. Therefore, Hendrick Cancer Center strives to provide resources for patients to make healthy, nutritious decisions throughout the treatment process.
Hendrick Cancer Center can connect patients with dieticians to help with education and with planning and implementing healthy living choices. The Learning Center (within Hendrick Cancer Center) also sponsors a quarterly nutrition class called, “A Taste for Better Living.” This class offers patients information about their overall nutrition and diabetes, exercise and a fun cooking demonstration.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center within Hendrick Cancer Center is a wonderful resource for cancer patients, caregivers, friends, family, and anyone looking for more information about cancer. Not only does the Learning Center offer individualized information packets for newly-diagnosed patients, they also offer literature, CDs, DVDs, and videos covering various cancer-related topics that can be checked out at any time. Information found in the Learning Center is intended to help patients and their families gather reliable information about their diagnosis. The internet can be a great resource but can also contain misleading, disparaging information. Resources in the Learning Center have been selected because they are not only enlightening but encouraging as well.
In addition to educational materials, the Learning Center also provides public education on topics including prevention, early detection of cancer and tobacco cessation. Each class can be specifically designed to meet the needs of your group.
The Learning Center also offers early detection screenings for:
Tobacco Cessation Classes
- Colon Cancer
- Oral Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Breast Cancer
The Learning Center also holds Tobacco Cessation Classes quarterly. Cost is $25 for five sessions. For more information about any of the services the Learning Center offers, please contact them directly at 325.670.4488. The Learning Center is conveniently located inside Hendrick Cancer Center and is open Monday- Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m to Noon.
Patient Support Services
In addition to services offered by Hendrick Cancer Center, Hendrick Medical Center provides a variety of patient support services to better serve our patients and their families. Our staff provides quality services in the following areas: