• Cancer Prevention and Support Services


  • Education and screenings

    In addition to providing state-of-the-art cancer treatments, the Wellmont Cancer Institute is committed to providing screenings, education and support for cancer patients and their families. Community education is made available through health and wellness fairs, lectures and screenings offered throughout the year.

    Screenings can help detect and prevent the advancement of breast, cervical, colon, oral, prostate and skin cancers in their early stages, when they can be treated most effectively.

    High-risk clinic

    Wellmont Cancer Institute's high-risk clinic is an important facet of our cancer education and prevention services. This unique program helps individuals and families assess their risks for cancer and take action to increase the chances of preventing it.

    Community partnerships

    One of the best ways to fight cancer is to raise awareness about risk factors and cancer research. That's why partnerships between the cancer institute and community organizations are so important.

    Physicians, clinicians, administrators and support group members participate in annual events including Race for the Cure – sponsored locally by the Tri-Cities affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure – and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

  • Support groups

    Cancer support groups are another important aspect of care. The following groups are available to help both patients and survivors.

    Bristol Breast Cancer Support Group
    276-669-6030

    Look Good, Feel Better
    A program of the American Cancer Society to help women undergoing cancer treatments look and feel their best

    SISTERS Breast Cancer Support Group
    423-224-3547

    Survive and Thrive Cancer Support Group
    A weekly group for oncology patients, family and friends
    423-224-5592

    The Compassionate Friends
    For parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child at any age

    The Healing Place
    A grief recovery support group
    423-224-3724 or 423-844-5258

  • How do I get started?

    If you're looking for more information or have questions about the Wellmont Cancer Institute, please contact us or speak to your primary care provider.

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  • His story. Through his eyes.

    Tim Cox was familiar with the Wellmont Cancer Institute, but nothing could have prepared him for the news he received last summer – or the journey he faced.