At Gibson Cancer Center we realize that a Cancer diagnosis can be devastating physically, emotionally, and financially. Therefore we have programs in place to assist our patients in coping with these three aspects of a Cancer diagnosis.
Gibson Cancer Center offers three support groups where those living with cancer can garner support from their fellow survivors.
- The General Cancer Support Group is for anyone who has a cancer diagnosis regardless of type of cancer or gender. Support is provided to cancer survivors and their caregivers. The group meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Gibson Cancer Center.
- The Unique Surviving Sisters Support Group provides support to all women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or other cancers of the reproductive system. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at the Gibson Cancer Center.
- The Man to Man Support Group and lecture series is for men with Prostate Cancer. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Gibson Cancer Center.
Gibson Cancer Center Resources
In addition to our support groups we have other programs to assist our patients emotionally. Free wigs are available for patients who are losing their hair due to the cancer treatment given here at Gibson Cancer Center. The wig donations are provided by Southeastern Regional Medical Center’s Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Please schedule an appointment to receive an individual fitting session with our volunteer licensed cosmetologist should there be a need for a wig. Turbans, scarves and hats are also available through generous donations by various churches in our community.
Terrific Tuesday is held the first Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for patients and their caregivers. Free massages, manicures, haircuts and refreshments are available.
Look Good… Feel Better
Look Good… Feel Better is a free program offered by the American Cancer Society that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients in active treatment. The program teaches patients ways to maintain their appearance while undergoing cancer treatment. All participants will receive a FREE cosmetic kit.
Social Work and Pastoral Care
The Gibson Cancer Center also has an Oncology Social Worker and a volunteer member of our local clergy on site to help alleviate the stresses that may be associated with a cancer diagnosis. Both of these individuals are an integral member of our health care team. Our Oncology Social Worker helps patients navigate the health care system and find support to manage the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer. The Oncology Social Worker can provide education, information on community resources, and financial assistance to those in need. A member of the local clergy is on site most days of the week to offer spiritual guidance to patients. This guidance is given only if the patient so desires; and is offered regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof.
This directory lists resources available to patients and their family members as they journey through a cancer diagnosis.