Support

In addition to caring for our patients’ physical needs, the Carpenter Cancer Center provides emotional, spiritual and educational support including:

My Cancer Journey- A Support Group Series for Cancer Patients
My Cancer Journey is sponsored by Volunteer Friends of Sumner Regional Medical Center, Inc. All cancer center patients are welcome, regardless the diagnosis, physician or medical facility.  Sessions are open to patients and a caregiver or guest. All groups meet for six weeks on Tuesdays with two sessions available, morning and evening. You need only attend the morning or evening session during the series dates you choose.  All meetings take place at Sumner Station in the Carpenter Cancer Center Conference Room.  For more information or to register by phone, please call 615.328.5517.

Stilll Fabulous
Still Fabulous is sponsored by Volunteer Friends of Sumner Regional Medical Center, Inc.  All cancer patients are welcome, regardless the diagnosis, physician, or medical facility.  Still Fabulous is a special time for women patients to celebrate their "fabulousness" and to enjoy a complimentary luncheon while receiving instruction by a licensed aesthetician concerning the importance of skin care during cancer treatment.  Patients will be treated to scarf tying demonstrations, free makeup and makeup bags, along with fun and fellowship with other survivors.  All Still Fabulous sessions take place at Sumner Station in the Carpenter Cancer Center Conference Room.  For more information or to register by phone, please call 615.328.5517.

>> View classes and registration form for My Cancer Journey and Still Fabulous 

Sumner County Relay for Life
The Sumner Cancer Center is a proud sponsor of this local event each year, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research. For more information on this event, contact Jodee Pinkston, Cancer Registry, at (615) 328-5192.

SRMC TEAM - ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 
Each year, SRMC sponsors a team for this worthy fundraiser. For more information, contact Jodee Pinkston, Cancer Registry, at (615) 328-5192.

Dietary Services
SRMC’s dietitians are available to consult with you if treatments require a special diet.

Spiritual Support 
Our chaplains are available for prayer and ministry. To contact a chaplain, call the hospital at (615) 328-8888 and the on-duty chaplain can be paged for you.

Lymphedema Therapy Program 
Lymphedema, a lifelong condition, is an accumulation of fluid that causes swelling in the arms or legs. Untreated, lymphedema may interfere with wound healing and provide a culture medium for bacteria and fungus that may lead to serious infection. SRMC offers complete decongestive physiotherapy (CDP), which is the most effective treatment for Lymphedema management. Therapies include manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, remedial exercise and patient exercise. For more information, call (615) 328-5502.

Clinical Trials 
Numerous clinical trial opportunities are available to oncology patients that meet enrollment criteria. SRMC’s medical oncology service is offered through Tennessee Oncology Group. They have a full-time clinical trials nurse dedicated to Clinical Trials and work in conjunction with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. In 2006, The National Cancer Comprehensive Network stated, “The best care for any patient with cancer is in a clinical trial.” For more information, call the TN Oncology office at (615) 451-5481.