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Resources

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. Patients are also encouraged to bring someone with them to their chemo infusions so that those involved in their care at home can hear the same things, ask questions, and feel supported along with the patient. 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.

Patient Resources

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/

Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center (Charlotte)

Support groups, programs, services, assistance, resources.

Click for information:  Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center

Cancer Support Group (Ballantyne area)

Meeting Place:
St. Matthew Catholic Church
8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte NC 28277
704-543-7677

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”:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/charlotteareambcsupportgroup

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.

http://www.cancer.org

CPAN (Community Patient Advocacy Network)

Patient Advocacy

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.

https://coaadvocacy.org/about-cpan/

Carolina Breast Friends

Carolina Breast Friends/ THE PINK HOUSESupport Groups, Events, Outreach.

www.carolinabreastfriends.org

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen- Charlotte Chapter Support Groups, Events, Outreach, Patient Assistance Programs, Patient Advocacy & Education.

www.komencharlotte.org

Man Up to Cancer

For more information: https://www.manuptocancer.com/

Livestrong

Physical Wellbeing For Cancer Patients: YMCA complimentary program for anyone in the community for cancer patients/survivors, various YMCA locations in Charlotte.

https://www.livestrong.org/ymca-search

LiveLung Lung Cancer Groups

Where Can I attend a LiveLung Group

As of January 2018, there are four LiveLung Lung Cancer Groups: Charlotte, North Carolina, High Point, North Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina, and Harrisonburg, Virginia. We are hoping to expand to other communities as patient advocates and thoracic nurse navigators come on board. Below are the contact information and meeting details. www.livelung.org

Charlotte, NC
Meets at 11:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
Fellowship Hall, Room 205
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC

Website: www.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

Email: alanc@lung.org

Multiple Myeloma Support Group for patients, their family and caregivers (South Charlotte)

If you are living with Multiple Myeloma, you need not be alone. You’ll find others whose experience can be a source of strength, hope, and inspiration. If you are a caregiver or caring friend, your needs will be addressed with programs sensitive to your particular needs. We invite you to join us and to benefit from a wealth of knowledge, comfort, friendship, and good times.

Group meets on the 1s Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meeting Place:
Carmel Presbyterian Church
2048 Carmel Road
Ligon Building
Charlotte, NC 28226

Click here for more information.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group for patients, their family and caregivers (West/North Charlotte) – The Lasco Cancer Fund

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.

Chair
Mr. James Turner
704-375-0276

Co-Chair
Marva Adams
704-607-0948

Meeting Place

Memorial Presbyterian Church
2600 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
704-392-4752

Every Third Saturday Of The Month
Meeting Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

For more information:  www.charlotte.support.myeloma.org

ChemoCars

ChemoCars Provides complimentary rides for patients to and from cancer treatments.

www.chemocars.org

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

704-347-5972

Hampton Inn

704-373-0917

Fairfield Inn & Suites

704-372-7550

SingleCare Prescription Discount Code
GoodRx Prescription Discount

Receive up to 80% in drug cost savings.
For more information: www.goodrx.com

Helpful Patient Websites

Educational/Informational

www.cancer.org (American Cancer Society)
www.caring4cancer.com
www.lls.org (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)
www.komencharlotte.org
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)

Request An AppointmentNew patient appointments require a physician to send a referral request on your behalf. The referring physician can be a specialist you saw who identified an oncology-related condition or your primary care physician
  • New patient: you have a medical condition that is or could be cancerous or a blood disorder
  • Transfer care: you are moving into the area and need an oncologist/hematologist, or you are currently under the care of a local oncologist/hematologist and would like to transfer care to one of our physicians
  • 2nd Opinion: you have been diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder and would like to get a second opinion on the prognosis and treatment course
  • Former patient: if you have not been to the office in 3 years or more, you will need to get a referral sent in by a physician to re-establish care

Send the referral form to your physician to refer and ask them to send with the following items:

HAVE THE PHYSICIAN FAX THE REFERRAL FORM ALONG WITH THE DOCUMENTATION LISTED ABOVE TO

*****  FAX # 704-377-0353 *****