Highlands Cancer Center


Real People, Real Stories

Zip Wells of Inez, KY
Small Cell Lung Cancer

Zip is a retired construction worker who was diagnosed with...Read Story

Mary Preston of Inez, KY
Lung Cancer

Highlands Cancer Center has helped with the support...Read Story

Henry McKenzie of Prestonsburg, KY
Colon Cancer

Henry was losing weight without any explanation for about a year...Read Story

Roger Owens of Oil Springs, KY
Tongue Cancer

"My name is Roger Owens and I am Cancer Free!!!...Read Story

Marietta Music of Paintsville, KY
Breast Cancer

"My story is about knowing your own body… Read Story

Marcus Russell of Salyersville, KY

“In February of 2010 I was diagnosed with...Read Story

Support Groups

During and after cancer treatment it is common for patients to experience a variety of emotions such as anxiety, depression, and feelings of despair. Many patients find that talking with family, friends, and healthcare workers ease emotions. Support groups are an excellent source of inspiration and hope for individuals battling cancer and individuals that have survived cancer. Support groups offer effective communication outlets that allow survivors the opportunity to share their feelings, experiences, and determination with others that are experiencing or have experienced the same battle. Many communities offer support groups through churches, women’s groups, and hospitals. In order to find local support groups in your area call the chamber of commerce and see if they have available a list of support groups, the hospital in your area will provide support groups simply call to get a list of dates and times, as well as calling local churches to see if any support groups are available.The internet is an excellent tool for finding local and national support groups.

Below is a list of sites.

  • R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • OncoChat
  • National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
  • National Lymphedema Network
  • American Prostate Society

When searching the internet many people do not know how to search. For example, if you are looking for cancer support groups go to a search engine such as "Google" and type in cancer support groups and a list will come up.