Cancer Support Services
Survivorship & Support
While you navigate your diagnosis and treatment, our support groups, one-on-one support and education can improve your quality of life in many ways. Depending on your unique needs, you may benefit from one or more of our support services.
- Support groups
- Cancer type-specific nurse navigation
- Genetic counseling
- Empowerment strategies
- Psychological or psychiatric therapy
- Cancer nutrition services
- Financial counseling
- Physical therapy
- Lymphedema therapy
- Pelvic floor therapy
- Speech therapy
- Symptom management
Meet Our Support Team
Nurse navigatorsMany of our patients could not imagine care without their nurse navigator. Nurse navigators are registered nurses trained in specific clinical areas who bring a highly personalized level of guidance and support to each patient and family. We’re with you from initial diagnosis through post-treatment follow-up.
Learn more about nurse navigators at Wellstar.
Genetic counselorsMany people find that working with our board-certified genetic counselors can alleviate some of the anxiety associated with a cancer diagnosis. Information is a powerful tool that can help patients understand their disease and participate in treatment, including screening plans, lifestyle changes and medical and surgical options.
Learn more about our Genetic Risk Assessment Program.
Registered oncology dietitiansOur registered dietitians specialize in oncology nutrition to maximize nutritional status before, during and after treatment. People with cancer may benefit from:
- Nutrition counseling
- Meal plans
- Educational programs
- Tube feeding management
Oncology social workersOur oncology social workers focus on strategies to empower and improve the quality of life for people with cancer and their families during treatment and beyond. Support from an oncology social worker can include short-term counseling, groups and connections to psychological therapy. Cancer can affect many different parts of life. We can help you adjust to your diagnosis and provide guidance and education about sharing information with your family, friends, and community. We also assist patients by connecting you with community resources and helping you navigate financial programs and helpful services.
Psychological and psychiatric therapy
Meeting with a psychologist or psychiatrist can help people cope with the emotional side of cancer and treatment side effects. At Wellstar, there are psychologists and psychiatrists who specialize in working with people who have cancer. Often, these specialists help people manage pre-existing conditions such as depression and anxiety too.
Our oncology psychologists work with individuals, couples and families to encourage coping and problem-solving, relaxation, stress reduction and improved well-being.
Many people with cancer experience depression, anxiety and fatigue. Our oncology psychiatrists assess symptoms and manage the medical treatment of these symptoms.
Physical therapists & speech therapistsPhysical therapists and specialists for speech and swallowing, lymphedema and pelvic floor therapy help people with cancer to improve their quality of life at Wellstar locations across Georgia.
Learn more about cancer rehabilitation at Wellstar.
Palliative care specialistsOur palliative care physicians are specially trained in complex symptom and pain management for people with cancer. Throughout your treatment, we work with you to manage pain and symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, nausea, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, stress, and other symptoms related to cancer.
More supportAlongside these support services, we also offer integrative therapies - such as yoga and art - to reduce a patient's side effects and improve well-being during and after treatment.
Learn more about integrative therapies.