Contact us

  • Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center:
    270-688-3600 or toll-free at 800-947-7102
  • Radiation Oncology:
  • Hematology & Oncology:
  • Oncology Patient Navigators:
  • Outpatient Infusion:
  • Medical Oncology (Inpatient):
  • Cancer Screening:
  • Lung Cancer Screening Program:
  • Clinical Trials:
  • Director of Cancer Services:
  • Cancer Registry:
  • Pharmacy Financial Advocate:

Cancer Support

Live better during and after cancer treatment thanks to Owensboro Health’s extensive support services for you and your family.

Support Groups

Build friendships, share advice and find encouragement in support groups and programs such as:

  • Owensboro Health Cancer Support Group (Virtual) – Welcomes anyone affected by cancer. It is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. via Webex. To join the meeting, see our Webex instructions and visit shortly before the meeting begins. To learn more, please email
  • Reach to Recovery (Breast cancer support online) – Provides support and encouragement through conversations with specially trained American Cancer Society volunteers who have survived breast cancer.

For Support Group Questions, contact:

  • Colleen Brey: 270-688-3691
  • Heather Gray: 270-688-3648

Financial Aid

Ask your case manager or patient navigator about resources that make cancer care more affordable and accessible. You may qualify for:

  • General financial assistance and counseling
  • A grant from Owensboro Health Foundation’s medication fund, which provides short-term coverage of cancer medications
  • Touched By Cancer Scholarship, which gives educational assistance to students who have experienced cancer
  • Free mammograms for under-insured women, thanks to a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation Greater Evansville Affiliate

Survivorship Plan

After completing cancer treatment, ask your physician or patient navigator if a survivorship plan is available for your type of cancer. Your personalized plan will tell you:

  • When to get certain tests and screenings in the coming years to monitor your health
  • What healthy habits to adopt and maintain
  • What cancer-related signs and symptoms to watch for

Your plan also will summarize your treatment and list your care providers. Share a copy of the document you receive with your primary care doctor and work with him or her to stay as healthy as possible long-term.

Comprehensive Cancer Support

Compassionate professionals in a variety of specialties can help you stay as healthy as possible in mind and body. Take advantage of:

  • Behavioral Health Services – Assist you and your loved ones in coping with your condition
  • Free Genetic Counseling – Helps you and your family understand your inherited risk of cancer, coordinate genetic testing and determine what screenings and preventive techniques would benefit you or your children
  • Healthpark – Provides massage therapy, yoga, a warm-water therapy pool and more to help you feel better and reduce stress
  • Heart and Lung Rehab – Build strength before and after surgeries, especially in the case of lung cancer
  • Home Care – Offers nursing services, personal care, therapy and more in the place you feel most comfortable
  • Lymphedema Therapy – Manages swelling that may result from cancer or some cancer treatments
  • Nutrition Counseling – Guides you in choosing nutritious, easy-to-eat foods
  • Pain Management - Uses medications, injections and other treatments to relieve discomfort
  • Pastoral Care – Offers spiritual advice and comfort
  • Physical therapy – Helps you gain strength, energy and mobility during or after treatment
  • Freedom From Smoking – Give strategies for kicking the habit and improving your body’s ability to fight cancer
  • Speech-Language Therapy – Teaches you how to communicate and swallow better, especially after cancer affecting your head, mouth or neck