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Tyler Patient Support Services

Treating cancer and blood disorders goes beyond medicine. Our practice in Tyler has a wide range of support services for you and your caregivers. Our services include:

Educational Services

Our Advanced Practice Providers provide individual counseling on a variety of educational topics.

Nutritional Services

A registered nurse provides group nutrition classes on the first Tuesday each month at 3:00 p.m. Classes are held in suite 240.

Support Groups

Can-Survivors
We provide our can-survivors support group for patients and their caregivers on the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Please join us at the American Cancer Society location at 1301 S. Broadway in Tyler. Lunch is provided. Contact Vicki Wright, social worker, at 903-579-9800 for more information.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group
An International Multiple Myeloma Foundation Support Group gathers on the last Thursday of every other month at 12:00 p.m. Please join us at the American Cancer Society location at 1301 S. Broadway in Tyler. Lunch is provided. Contact Vicki Wright, social worker, at 903-579-9800 for more information.

Volunteer Programs

Texas Oncology-Tyler is fortunate to have a volunteer program in place. Our volunteers help our center run more smoothly and provide a warm welcome to our patients. Some of the things our volunteers assist with include making coffee, restocking snack and coffee bar areas and help with organization.

In addition, volunteers have direct contact with patients. This includes visiting with patients, directing them to waiting areas and exam rooms, offering snacks, blankets, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our social worker, Vicki Wright at 903-579-9861.

Where to Eat

Many dining facilities are located adjacent to the cancer center.

Where to Stay

Lodging is located on Troup Highway, approximately two miles from the cancer center.

Other Services

Gas Assistance

  • CancerCare: Transportation funding currently available for men and women with breast or pancreatic cancer. Please call 1-800-813-4673 and pick the option for financial assistance and complete a brief interview.

Transportation Assistance

  • Go Bus: 1-800-590-337; provides service if you live outside the city limits, must call 24 hours in advance. Cost is $2 one way. If you are traveling from an outside county, call Go Bus to see which day of the week transportation is provided to Tyler.
  • Tyler Paratransit: 903-533-8057; must live within the city limit and complete an application and be approved to ride.
  • Medicaid Transportation: 1-877-633-8747; must have Medicaid to use this service.
  • American Cancer Society: Road to Recovery Program: 1-800-227-2345; must call four business days in advance and assistance depends on volunteer availability.
  • Chemo Companion: 1-941-896-2140; rides to and from cancer related appointments.

Local Temporary Housing

  • Hospitality House: 903-592-7813, 528 S. Saunders, Tyler 75702 (Daily & Monthly Rates)
  • Potter House: 903-597-6317, 809/811 College St., Tyler 75701 (Referral from social worker is required)

Miscellaneous Assistance

  • American Cancer Society: Free wig and head coverings. Please call 903-597-1383 to make an appointment. S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX 75701