Cancer Support

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

Well-Rounded 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
  • 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

Support Groups

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

  • Owensboro Health Cancer Support Group – Welcomes all men and women affected by cancer
  • Smoking cessation: Cooper/Clayton Method – Provides weekly educational sessions as part of a free 12-week program
  • Look Good Feel Better – Includes American Cancer Society workshops led by volunteer cosmetologists who discuss using skin care techniques, makeup, wigs and clothing to enhance women’s confidence and appearance
  • Reach to Recovery – 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 at 270-688-3691.

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

Transportation & Lodging Assistance

Talk to your case manager or patient navigator about:

  • Transportation grants offered by the Owensboro Health Foundation to help cover travel expenses
  • The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, which offers rides from volunteers to and from your medical appointments
  • Our hospitality suites, designed for out-of-town visitors staying overnight

Cancer Education

Find news, interactive health assessments and in-depth information about cancer in our online Cancer Center. Get tips on staying well and learn about your condition through educational materials available at Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center in the Resource Center, open to the community Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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.

Contact Us

Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center - 270-688-3600 or toll-free at 800-947-7102

Radiation Oncology - 270-688-3600

Hematology & Oncology - 270-688-3445

Oncology Patient Navigators - 270-688-3691 or 270-688-1946 or 270-688-3657

Outpatient Infusion - 270-688-3630

Medical Oncology (Inpatient) - 270-417-2800

Cancer Screening - 270-417-7641

Lung Cancer Screening Program - 270-417-7641

Clinical Trials - 270-688-1938

Oncology Education - 270-688-3619

Director of Cancer Services - 270-688-3640

Cancer Registry - 270-688-3636

2018 Public Report On Cancer

Learn more about what the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center is doing to accomplish their mission of providing quality Cancer Care.

Read The Report