Cancer Support for You and Your Family
Monthly Cancer Support Groups
Professionally facilitated support groups give you and your family the opportunity to share your experiences, gather information and resources, and participate in educational programs. We offer disease-specific support groups and support groups for cancer patients, family members, and children. View all of our cancer support groups on our event calendar.
Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling
Licensed medical family therapists provide crisis counseling, ongoing scheduled therapy sessions, and unscheduled supportive counseling in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and hospital rooms.
Support for Children
Our specially trained staff members help children and their families overcome some of life’s most challenging events, particularly those related to cancer treatment and hospitalization. Our KidsCan! program supports children ages four to 18 who have a parent or significant caregiver who has been diagnosed with cancer.
The Belk Boutique, located on the main level of the Duke Cancer Center, provides wigs, hats, turbans, and scarves at no charge to women and men who are losing hair as a result of cancer treatment. Our professional volunteers and therapists also offer educational materials, community resources, and counseling to help with self-image issues.
Certified recreation therapists help you and your family enjoy and employ your creativity and personal drive in your fight against cancer. Activities, interventions, and techniques are offered at no charge.