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.
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.
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.
Cancer support groups are another important aspect of care. The following groups are available to help both patients and survivors.
Bristol Breast Cancer Support Group276-669-6030
Look Good, Feel BetterA program of the American Cancer Society to help women undergoing cancer treatments look and feel their best
SISTERS Breast Cancer Support Group423-224-3547
Survive and Thrive Cancer Support GroupA weekly group for oncology patients, family and friends423-224-5592
The Compassionate FriendsFor parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child at any age
The Healing PlaceA grief recovery support group423-224-3724 or 423-844-5258
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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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.
Preaching Christ Church is showing neighborly love by hosting a benefit dinner on Sept. 17, 2016, to raise money for Wellmont Health System’s cancer patient assistance fund.
Nurses at the Wellmont Cancer Institute organized Run 4 His Glory, a 5K run and walk, which was held in April to support the cancer patient assistance fund.
Wellmont Cancer Institute patients will be wrapped in the community’s warmth with a thoughtful donation of blankets by Subaru of America and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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