Patient Resources

Patient Resources

Patient Resources & Social Services

Southern Cancer Center’s experienced, licensed social services department is committed to ensuring that our patients have access to the psychological, social, practical and spiritual support and resources they need. Cancer affects more than your physical health, so we are here to provide resources to address any peripheral problems related to your diagnosis. Our services are provided in person, over the phone or in a group setting, and do not require a referral from a physician or medical team.

“Bell Ringers” Support Groups

We offer multiple support groups to assist our patients and their families in coping with their cancer journey. Our “Bell Ringers” groups are free to attend and open to all individuals touched by cancer, including those who did not received their treatment at Southern Cancer Center. Group meetings are held monthly in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties and sessions typically last one hour.

Although many people receive support from friends and family, the number one reason patients join a support group is to be with others who have similar cancer experiences. Some research shows that joining a support group improves both quality of life and survival. Our members often share the same struggles and come together to support each other and suggest new ways of dealing with a particular problem. We understand that joining a support group for the first time can be uncomfortable. Everything that takes place in this setting is confidential and will not be shared outside of these groups.

Informational Resources

Camps for Cancer Patients

  • Camp Rap-A-Hope – Camp for children with cancer. Mobile, AL 251-343-3042 |
  • Camp Bluebird – Adult camp for cancer survivors. Mobile, AL. Contact Claudia Holmes – 251-607-5083 |

Organizations / Support Groups

  • American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345 or
  • Cancer Care, Inc., 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 1-800-366-2223 or
  • International Myeloma Foundation, 1-800-452-2873 or
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1-800-955-4572 or
  • Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 1-877-363-6376 or
  • National Hospice and Palliative Cares Organization, 1-800-658-8898 or
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition, 1-800-622-2838 or
  • National Colon Cancer Alliance, 1-877-422-2030 or
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, 1-877-622-7937 or
  • National Lymphedema Network, 1-800-541-3259 or
  • National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 1-888-682-7426 or
  • National Brain Tumor Foundation, 1-800-934-2973 or
  • National Cancer Institute, 1-800-4CANCER or
  • Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 1-202-331-1332 or
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1-877-272-6226 or
  • Patient Advocate Foundation, 1-800-532-5274 or
  • People Living with Cancer,
  • Sister’s Network – A National African-American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization, 1-866-781-1808 or
  • Support People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, 1-800-377-0928 or
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1-800-462-9173 or
  • United Ostomy Association, Inc., 1-800-826-0826 or
  • US TOO! International, Inc., Support for prostate cancer survivors.
  • Yule Brenner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, Inc., 1-843-792-6624 or
  • Start your own free and private What Matters Now site to keep family and friends up to date and share what’s happening:

Patient Assistance Foundations

Financial concerns should never be a barrier to receiving cancer care. Southern Cancer Center is pleased to provide Financial Counselors at each location to assist patients with any socioeconomic or financial concerns that may arise. We utilize national and local foundations to secure resources for patients. Patients and their families are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Financial Counselor so that we can tailor a plan to meet your individual needs.

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