Given the recent changes in healthcare with increased levels of care and monitoring provided in the home, OSC understands the vital role of caregivers to the entire healthcare team as a part of best practices. We realize that caregivers are our eyes and ears when the patient is at home, so we include caregivers in chemo teaches and MD appointments. Our providers and nurses are here to provide support not only to patients, but to their families, friends, and caregivers to ensure excellent outcomes.
Our office strictly adheres to all patient privacy through HIPAA guidelines: The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal program that requires that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the Patient, significant rights to understand and control how your health information is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information.
Cancer Care and Support
Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians and oncology professionals.
Click for information: https://www.cancer.net/
Cancer Support Group (Ballantyne area)
St. Matthew Catholic Church
8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte NC 28277
Group meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM in New Life Center bldg., Room 208.
Virtual Support for Patients and Caregivers
A wonderful Facebook support group by a local survivor with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer that provides inspiration and encouragement for anyone going through a difficult time. This is not specific to breast cancer, but open to the public in general who is looking for hope to find joy during troubling times, “Choose to Live with Joy”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChoosetoLiveWithJoy/about
In-Person & Virtual Support for Patients and Caregivers with Metastatic Breast Cancer
These meetings are twice a month on Zoom virtual platform with options to meet in person at designated locations. This is a private Facebook group, Charlotte Area MBC Support Group. You may inquire to join by clicking on the blue button “Join Group”:
American Cancer Society
Support, Programs, Events, Fundraisers, Education, Patient Assistance
Relay For Life- American Cancer Society
Relay For Life is a team fundraising cancer walk event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.
Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues its fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.
Health Guidance Center Foundation understands that a cancer diagnosis can be devastating and confusing to anyone. We are a health navigation program to guide cancer patients through the process. There are many complexities with tests, treatments, appointments, and additional specialty care for cancer. Health Guidance, a team of navigators, has been providing services to Charlotte area patients for over 15 years. Their signature consultation, concierge, and navigation program focuses on serving local families in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community (free of charge) throughout their diagnosis of cancer.
Health Guidance serves individuals who need help finding resources, exceptional physicians and other allied health professionals, and the best medical and psychosocial treatments. The Health Guidance team is committed to the highest level of community health. They engage in collaborative partnerships to assess community needs and identify services that focus on nurturing each patients mind, body, and spirit. Health Guidance is another tool for cancer patients seeking a holistic care plan.
“I am so grateful for your organization over the past year through my cancer journey! You have helped me figure out a game plan for my medical care while helping me find ways to continue to live my life fully! You keep me upbeat even during challenging times!”
– Carolyn C. on her experiences with Health Guidance.
Learn more about Health http://www.hgccharlotte.org/
Integrative Oncology Consultations
Russell H. Greenfield, M.D. will consult with patients in the Oncology Specialists of Charlotte Clinic space. He was one of the first four physicians to complete training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s Program in Integrative Medicine and has been practicing Integrative Medicine for over 25 years with a special focus on supporting people with a history of cancer. Dr. Greenfield has directed Integrative Medicine initiatives for academic and community health care systems, including the Integrative Oncology Program at Novant Health Weisiger Cancer Institute. He consults with patients toward the creation of individualized programs that include the best of conventional and complementary medical approaches, emphasizing both optimal health and safety. www.greenfieldmd.com
Patient Resource (all cancer types)
The goal of Patient Resource LLC is to empower people who are suffering with life-altering diseases by giving them the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides to treatment and facilities for their disease, free of charge. The information is written for ease of understanding and is offered in printed publications and online at PatientResource.com.
CPAN (Community Patient Advocacy Network)
CPAN (Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network) A program division of Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a national organization dedicated to the support services of independent oncology practices CPAN was created in recognition of the vital role patients should play in advocating for access to local affordable care for all cancer patients. CPAN complements the work of COA, which has established a record of unprecedented success in mobilizing community oncology to raise awareness of the issues facing cancer care delivery and to become politically active.
Carolina Breast Friends
Carolina Breast Friends/ THE PINK HOUSE Support Groups, Events, Outreach.
Go Jen Go Foundation (Breast Cancer)
The Go Jen Go Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical financial assistance to local individuals and families who are battling breast cancer. We provide aid during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen- Charlotte Chapter Support Groups, Events, Outreach, Patient Assistance Programs, Patient Advocacy & Education.
Man Up to Cancer
For more information: https://www.manuptocancer.com/
Prostate Cancer Support Services
Zero Prostate Cancer organization offers peer support both virtually and in-person meetings at various locations. There is also a host of other support for prostate cancer patients, caregivers, and preventive measure for other family members with a genetic predisposition. They also offer a MENtor program to match men with other men who have a similar diagnosis and/or treatment. Find our more at https://zerocancer.org/get-support/peer-support/find-a-support-group/.
Physical Wellbeing For Cancer Patients: YMCA complimentary program for anyone in the community for cancer patients/survivors, various YMCA locations in Charlotte.
LiveLung Lung Cancer Groups
Since 2010, LiveLung has been on a mission to advance lung cancer education, early detection and compassion for people impacted by lung cancer. We do this by hosting a network of monthly community lung cancer patient groups. We also provide gift bags to dozens of cancer centers where nurse navigators give them to newly diagnosed lung cancer patients. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that believes we are here to serve the lung cancer community, not the other way around. We understand the financial toxicity that comes with a lung cancer diagnosis. While we gratefully accept donations, we do not solicit donations at our group meetings nor harass patients for donations.
We are a 501c3 organization working for cancer awareness and raising funds for cancer patients.
Where Can I attend a LiveLung Group
Support group meetings and educational programs in NC are in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh. Virtual meetings are available.
To find out more about attending a LiveLung group or to get involved: https://livelung.org
American Lung Association – Charlotte
Support Groups for Lung Cancer and Freedom From Smoking. LUNG FORCE initiative: Seminars, Fund Raiser, Events
401 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 110 #298
Charlotte, NC 28204
Telephone: (980) 237-6611
Multiple Myeloma Support Group for patients, their family and caregivers (South Charlotte)
Group meets on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Carmel Presbyterian Church
2048 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Click here for more information.
International Myeloma Foundation - Multiple Myeloma Support Group for patients, their family and caregivers (West/North Charlotte)
Our purpose is to provide prayer and support for myeloma patients and their caregivers. We will have knowledgeable guests who are aware of our condition, informing us of ways to enhance our quality of life.
Mr. James Turner
Memorial Presbyterian Church
2600 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Every Third Saturday Of The Month
Meeting Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
For more information: www.charlotte.support.myeloma.org
ChemoCars Provides complimentary rides for patients to and from cancer treatments.
Lodging for Out-of-Town Patients
Lodging for Out-of-Town Patients & their family members/friends during treatment. Request the cancer treatment patient special rate.
All located in Uptown Charlotte:
Hilton Garden Inn
Fairfield Inn & Suites
SingleCare Prescription Discount Code
For more information: https://www.singlecare.com/prescription-discount-card
GoodRx Prescription Discount
Receive up to 80% in drug cost savings.
For more information: www.goodrx.com
Helpful Patient Websites
www.cancer.org (American Cancer Society)
www.lls.org (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)
www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp (Buddy Kemp House)
www.cancer.gov (National Cancer Institute)
www.lung.org/local-content/_content-items/about-us/local-associations-office/North-Carolina.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/ (American Lung Association – Charlotte, NC)
Financial Assistance Links
(referred to as Patient Advocate Programs)
www.healthwellfoundation.org (HealthWell Foundation)
www.patientaccessnetwork.org (Patient Access Network Foundation)
www.patientadvocate.org (Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief Program)
www.lls.org (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Co-Pay Program)
www.cdfund.org (Chronic Disease Fund)
www.cancercare.org (CancerCare Grants)