Providing Support to One Another

McLeod Heath helps cancer patients with more than just medicine. We offer several support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones. These monthly meetings offer comfort, teach coping skills, present Information, help reduce anxiety, and provide a place for people to share common concerns and emotional support. See list below.

 

Shelby’s Group: Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets the Third Thursday of the Month
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment & Research
401 E. Cheves Street – Florence, SC
Contact: Raquel Serrano, (843) 777-5695

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meets the Fourth Thursday of the Month
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment & Research
401 E. Cheves Street – Florence, SC
Raquel Serrano, (843) 777-5695

Brain Tumor Support Group
Meets the Second Thursday of the Month
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment & Research
401 E. Cheves Street – Florence, SC
Contact: Damia Harcrow, (843) 777-5779

 

 

For more information on cancer resources to help you during your journey, please call Raquel Serrano
at (843) 777-5695 or email rserrano@mcleodhealth.org

  • Outpatient Dietitian

    To meet the nutritional needs of McLeod Cancer Center patients, McLeod offers the services of an Outpatient Certified Oncology Dietitian. Courtney Moore, MS, RD, LD, provides services to patients with a current or previous cancer diagnosis and who are actively followed by an oncologist at McLeod Regional Medical Center. To make an appointment with Moore, ask your Oncologist for a referral or call (843) 777-5931.

  • Oncology Social Workers

    McLeod offers patients the assistance of licensed oncology social workers. Our Oncology Social Workers are professionals who provide psychosocial services to patients, their families, and significant others after a cancer diagnosis to provide emotional support, counseling, and education.

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    These social workers can link patients and families to a variety of services necessary when diagnosed with cancer such as assisting with information about support groups/programs, community resources, information regarding transportation needs, and financial concerns such as disability and Medicaid.

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  • Genetic Counseling

    At McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates, we offer pre-test counseling about genetics, obtain a collection of a patient’s family history and determine if they are suitable for genetic testing. Our primary goal is to identify individuals and families at increased risk of cancer in order to promote awareness, early detection and cancer prevention.

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    We have a dedicated Nurse Practitioner who is available to address both the genetic and emotional aspects related to cancer risk or diagnosis. Genetic counseling for individuals at risk for breast, ovarian, colon and other cancers includes: assessing a person’s risk of developing cancer based on a detailed cancer-focused personal and family medical history; determining whether the history is suggestive of an inherited cancer syndrome; coordinating genetic testing with outside reference laboratories for patients with appropriate genetic risk; and reporting and explaining the results of the genetic testing to the patient and their physician. Genetic testing involves a sample of saliva or blood that is sent to a genetics lab for analysis. The lab results are then compared with the patient’s DNA to determine whether they have any of the cancer-causing genes. More than 90 percent of the insurance companies currently cover hereditary cancer panel testing. For more information, please call (843) 777-5951 or (843) 366-3891.

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