FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Cancer Support Services

Cancer Care Coordination 
Polly King, LCSW, (910) 715-5010

  • Individual screening and assessments
  • Financial resources and disability information
  • Community resource coordination
  • Transportation options and planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Grief counseling
  • Self-image and beauty aids
  • Home care and equipment assistance
  • Hospice and palliative care planning
  • Cancer-related groups as needed

Free Counseling – Cancer Support Services Program
Beth Dietrich, LCSW, (910) 715-2298

Individual, couples, and family counseling on:

  • Coping
  • Caregivers
  • Intimacy and fertility
  • How to talk with young children
  • Finding support systems
  • Survivor needs
  • Grief and loss
  • Advance directives information

Support Groups – (910) 715-2298
Moore County

  • Cancer Support Group – Tuesdays 2-3 p.m.
    Open to cancer patients and their loved ones; Cancer Center Sunroom at Moore Regional Hospital.
  • Breast Cancer Support Group – Second Monday 7-8 p.m.
    Moore Regional Hospital Conference Center. (Note: No meetings July and August)

Richmond County

  • Susan Sharpe Cancer Support Group – Fourth Thursday 6:30 p.m.
    Conference Dining Room of FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. (Note: No meetings June, July and August)

Spiritual Care and Supportive Pastoral Counseling – (910) 715-1092 or 1955
Pastoral assistance is available 24/7 at the hospital. Your physician or nurse can request a visit or set an appointment for supportive pastoral counseling or a spiritual pain risk assessment by a chaplain.

Chapel Services Sunday 9:30-10 a.m.
Lobby Level of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital next to the main entrance

CARE-Net – (910) 715-4230
Facing cancer can be a daunting prospect. The disease challenges patients emotionally, physically and financially. No one understands the ups and downs more than someone who has been already there — a cancer survivor. CARE-Net, a volunteer program at Moore Regional Hospital, matches patients and family members with volunteers who reach out to provide a helping hand when it is needed most.
CARE-Net volunteers offer a shoulder to lean on and a caring heart.  Since many of the volunteers are cancer survivors, they are able to understand the patient’s concerns and can help answer questions, provide hope, and connect patients and families with community resources.

Created in 2001, CARE-Net has grown tremendously over the years as patients and survivors connect with one another in friendship and support.  The Cancer CARE Fund of the Moore Regional Hospital Foundation created this unique program and continues to provide ongoing financial support.

Cancer Center Library – (910) 715-2298
Our Cancer Library contains many forms of information on cancer and treatment.  The library is located inside the parking deck doors on the lobby level of the hospital.

Cancer Help Computers
Computers with up-to-date cancer information are located in all waiting areas.  They are available for everyone to use.  All information can be printed at no charge. If you need help, please ask.

Cancer Wellness Program – Cinnamon LeBlanc, (910) 692-1672
The FirstHealth Cancer Wellness Program supports individuals who are living with cancer through exercise and education while teaching participants how to improve their quality of life.

Yoga for Cancer Patients & Their Caregivers
This 60-minute class is designed for cancer patients and their caregivers and features an introduction to Hatha Yoga. The class includes: gentle stretching and strengthening postures that improve flexibility and relieve muscle tension; simple breathing exercises to improve lung function and reduce anxiety; and progressive relaxation and visualization to assist with deep relaxation and renewal of body, mind and spirit.

For more information, call at (910) 715-1478.
Behavioral Services Stress-Management Program
Elizabeth Manley MSN, R.N., C.S., Clinical Coordinator, (910) 715-5217
The Mindfulness-based Stress Management Program teaches participants how to live life fully in the present moment without jumping forward to what lies ahead or reliving what has already happened.

Nutrition & Dietary Assistance
Your physician can refer you to a nutrition specialist for advice on supplements, foods that ease nausea and other matters related to nutrition.

Financial Assistance
Treatment coverage assistance is available to uninsured or underinsured oncology patients.  Help applying for assistance offered by pharmaceutical companies or co-pay foundations is also available.

Medication Assistance
Montgomery County (910) 571-5975, Moore County (910) 215-0900
The FirstHealth Medication Assistance Program helps patients secure medications from pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Quit Tobacco – (877) 342-2255 toll-free
Ready to quit tobacco? We can help. FirstQuit offers Quit classes as well as support groups.

Chest Center – (866) 268-3229 toll free
The Chest Center brings together the expertise of multiple specialties in the treatment of diseases of the chest, particularly lung cancer. The center assists patients in their treatment plan by minimizing visits and providing the most advanced care possible. By combining the talents of the specialists into one center, the Chest Center of the Carolinas coordinates complex patient care in a timely, efficient and friendly manner.

Cancer Registry
The Cancer Registry collects, manages and analyzes data on all patients who are diagnosed and treated for cancer at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.  A cancer registry is important to the prevention, control and improvement of cancer patient care.

Hospice & Palliative Care -  (866) 861-7485 toll-free
If you or you loved one needs support and understanding. FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care  provides this kind of help.

Bereavement Counseling -  (866) 861-7485 toll-free
The FirstHealth Grief Resource & Counseling Center  offers understanding, support and guidance for people whose lives are adrift in grief.

Cancer Survivors Day Celebration
As part of a nationwide celebration of life, our community comes together each June to recognize Cancer Survivors Day.

Suicide & Crisis Counselors
If you are considering suicide, please go to the closest Emergency Department. Crisis Counselors are available toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

National hotlines are also available:
(800) SUICIDE or (800) 784-2433

(800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255

Additional Resources:

American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute

Southeast Cancer Control Consortium Inc.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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