Support Services

Support Services

Tri-Cities Cancer Center provides many resources and support services available to patients and their families at no charge. These programs are funded through the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation. Services include:

Patient Navigation

Discovering that you or a loved one has cancer can be overwhelming. Not only is there emotional and physical stress, but there are also appointments, treatments, and paperwork to juggle. Managing life with cancer can leave you feeling lost and unsure. Our Patient Navigation Program is here to support cancer patients and their families every step of the way. Learn more about the healthcare professionals who make up our patient navigation team.

Resource Center

Often, the side effects of cancer treatment can leave patients feeling frightened, depressed, and self-conscious. Through the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Resource Center, a number of services and resources are available at no charge. In the Resource Center, patients can access wigs, hats, scarves, satin pillowcases, mastectomy products, and other comfort items at no charge. Staff and volunteers are on hand to offer guidance with these items and assist patients in setting up appointments for programs and services designed to help them look and feel their best during their journey with cancer. Learn more about the Resource Center on the Tri-Cities Cancer Center website.

Support Groups

At the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, we offer a variety of support groups for those touched by cancer. Support groups offer a safe environment for patients, families, and friends to receive information, learn coping skills, help reduce anxiety, and share common concerns. View the support group calendar on the Tri-Cities Cancer Center website.

Ralph R. Peterson Cancer Library

Open to the public, the Ralph R. Peterson Cancer Resource Library provides a wealth of cancer information and educational resources for the entire community. It is ideally suited for those looking to learn about a particular cancer or find resources that make coping with cancer a bit easier. Patrons can find materials on various types of cancer, cancer-related nutrition, stories of inspiration and laughter, as well as the following:

  • Free internet access
  • Pamphlets, books, and videos on cancer and coping strategies
  • Volunteer librarian to assist with research

The library also offers a quiet oasis for patients and their families while onsite for treatment. The library is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is encouraged to visit and students are welcome to use the library for educational projects.

Community Education & Outreach

The Cancer Center has a full-time registered nurse on staff who is dedicated to community education. Our Community Educator develops and presents educational programs throughout the community to promote prevention, early detection, and cancer information. Our Cancer Education Series consists of regular presentations on some aspect of cancer or a cancer-related issue. Please refer to Tri-Cities Cancer Center’s Wellness Center calendar of events for a full listing of upcoming opportunities, which are open to anyone in the community.

We also present to various groups in the community on cancer-related subjects. If you are interested in having a representative from Tri-Cities Cancer Center present to your group or organization, please call (509) 737-3418.