Cancer support center in Salem

In addition to providing comprehensive cancer treatment, the cancer centers of LewisGale Regional Health System provide an array of support services to help you and your family navigate your cancer journey.

To learn more about our cancer support services, please call askSARAH at (540) 795-6161.

We encourage patients, their families and caregivers to attend a support group, meet with a social worker, receive cancer and nutritional counseling and use other support and recovery resources. These services can help speed recovery, decrease the length of hospital stays and help manage chronic conditions.

Cancer support services we offer

Our cancer support services include:

  • Outpatient cancer education programs
  • Cancer counseling for individuals, couples, family members and friends
  • Support groups for men, women, breast cancer patients and others
  • Community-based support resources, including home care and free cancer screenings
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Lymphedema care
  • Rehabilitation services and exercise programs
  • Strategies for managing emotions, pain and fatigue
  • Spiritual guidance through non-denominational faith leaders
  • Assistance with medical insurance and bill payment issues

Cancer survivorship

We're here to help you make the most of life after cancer. We help you transition back to your everyday life, your work and your family by learning to adapt to the changes in your energy level and stamina, nutrition, medications and potential lymphedema (swelling and fluid retention). Our classes, support groups, educational resources and survivor events all help restore your quality of life.

Members of our oncology program work together to help you develop a plan for your ongoing health. Your life may return to the way it was before your cancer diagnosis and treatment. Or, if you're facing a new normal that encompasses concerns about your physical and emotional health or finances, planning for your future helps you moved forward productively.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (540) 795-6161 or chat online at