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Cancer Patient & Family Resources

Don’t face cancer alone

Providence Regional Cancer Center offers a full range of services to support the physical, emotional and spiritual needs surrounding a cancer diagnosis. No family should have to face the questions or challenges of cancer diagnosis and treatment alone.

Cancer Care Coordinators

These specialists help coordinate care, explain treatment and answer questions.

Chaplaincy Services

Your spiritual health is an important part of cancer treatment and recovery. Board certified chaplains and Catholic priests are available 24 hours a day to visit you or your family. Our chaplains will even contact your pastor, priest, rabbi or spiritual advisor. We respect the spiritual traditions of all patients.

Dietitians

We can design a diet and supplement plan conducive to healing.

ACS Navigator

The American Cancer Society Patient Navigator program helps patients, families and caregivers navigate the many systems encountered during the cancer journey. Trained patient navigators link those dealing with cancer to needed programs and resources.

Cancer Resource Center

From wigs and skin care products to home nursing care, equipment and transportation, we make sure you receive the help you need. To learn more, call (509) 474-5490 or e-mail HopeBeginsHere@providence.org.

Clinical Research Trials

We have access to the latest emerging treatment options through Providence Medical Research Center. Ask your Cancer Care Coordinator or call (509) 474-4345. Learn More

Integrative Medicine

Providence partners offer:

  • Acupuncture
  • Art programs
  • Exercise
  • Lymphedema prevention and treatment
  • Massages
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Yoga

Providence Center for Health & Wellness

When the Sisters of Providence gave us their convent and garden for the Providence Center for Faith and Healing, they encouraged us to use it to create a beautiful space where people could get away from the hospital, connect with God and nourish their spirits in nature.

The Meditation Garden is a peaceful place with flowing streams, waterfalls, walking paths and places to sit and breathe in beauty. The garden is accessible 24 hours a day through a gate on the north side, facing the Providence Sacred Heart Emergency Department on 8th Avenue. Learn More

Support groups, classes and counseling

Breast Cancer Support Group

Breast Cancer Support Group allows women with breast cancer to come together and share the experiences and issues they encounter.  For more information, call (509) 474-5490.

  • When: second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Where: Holy Family Hospital
    Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room
    5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Spokane
  • Enter using the North Inland Imaging entrance/parking.

General Cancer Support Group


This group is open to any patient or family member dealing with cancer. For more information, call (509) 474-5490.

  • When: first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Where: Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 2
    5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Spokane

Cancer Survival Class 


This 10-week class to help cancer patients, their families and caregivers cope with cancer. Some of the topics include: how to communicate about cancer to family and friends, how to find information, help with difficult decisions, how to solve problems that are unique to cancer, finding ways to pay for the care, living beyond cancer and much more. For more information, call (509) 474-5490.

Mentors

Mentors are carefully selected patients or family members who share their experiences with cancer, one-on-one with others facing similar circumstances. For more information, talk to your cancer care coordinator.