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Cancer Support Services

How Can We Help? 

A cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling helpless, confused and alone. We are here to help. As part of your care, Erlanger offers resources open to all our oncology patients. Your support team is on-site and available to you at no charge. Call one of us or ask any staff member to page us for immediate assistance.


ON-SITE RESOURCES

Erlanger’s Oncology Navigators

Information, Support and Help with Appointments. Learn more

Thoracic Oncology (lung, esophageal and thymic cancers)
Wendy Firestone, RN, BSN
423-778-5281

Breast Cancer
Neuro/Brain Cancer

Angel Llewellyn, RN, BSN
423-778-5592

Genitourinary (GU) Cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular, penile)
Tracey Cash
423-778-5708

Head/Neck Cancers
Gynecologic (GYN) Cancer

Katie Viola, RN, BSN
423-778- 6357


Oncology Dietician

Betty Owens, RDN, LDN
423-778-5280


Oncology Social Workers

Stephanie Alfaro, LMSW
423-778-3253

Amanda Kindred, LMSW
423-778-8870


Erlanger Spiritual Support and Chaplaincy Services

Katharine Toledano, MDiv
423-778-5030

Pastoral Care
423-778-7177


Cancer Support Group

Meets every month covering topics such as:

  • Financial Resources
  • Emotional Coping
  • Education on Chemotheropy and Radiation

Call for location and details: 423-778-5030


NATIONAL RESOURCES

American Cancer Society
1-800-227-2345
24-hour support and patient information

Look Good Feel Better
LookGoodFeelBetter.org is a service provided by the American Cancer Society
 800-227-2345.

National Cancer Institute’s Information Service
1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/cis/page1

Cancer Support Community
1-888-793-9355
24-hour online/telephone support
www.cancersupportcommunity.org/MainMenu/Cancer-Support

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

CancerCare (Smoking Cessation Services)
www.cancercare.org
1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673)


Local Resources

Mental Health Crisis Hotlines (24/7)
423-634-8995 or 423-499-2300