Inpatient Oncology Support Services

At Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center, we strive to treat the whole person, as well as the cancer. Learn more about our comprehensive support services, as well as local and national resources available to cancer patients.
 
 

Saint Francis Health System Services 

 
Warren Cancer Research Foundation
The Warren Cancer Research Foundation provides the infrastructure to support the Oklahoma Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) at the Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center. The Oklahoma CCOP provides area patients access to nationwide cancer prevention and treatment clinical trials. Patients are able to take advantage of these state-of-the-art clinical trials while enjoying the comforts and routine of everyday home life.
Warren Cancer Research Foundation
6465 Sout Yale Avenue, Suite 707
918-491-5878
 
Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital
Laureate's outpatient clinic helps patients, family members and caregivers deal with the emotional and behavioral changes related to a cancer diagnosis. Psychologists and licensed therapists are available to talk with patients and their loved ones (including children and adolescents). All calls are confidential.
Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital
6655 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136
Schedule an appointment: 918-491-3700
Mental health emergencies: 918-481-4000
 
Pastoral Care
Staff is available to listen carefully and understand compassionately, to care and to pray with those who desire to do so. To set up a time to talk with a Pastoral Care staff member, please call 918-494-7435.

Saint Francis Hospital Chapel
The Chapel, located on the south wing of the first floor, is always open to patients, their families and visitors. Mass is celebrated daily and all are welcome at any time.
 

Community Resources

 
American Cancer Society
Several local programs and services are available to cancer patients. Below are just a few options through the American Cancer Society. For more information, please call 918-743-6767 or visit www.cancer.org.

Look Good…Feel Better – This program is a community-based, free service provided by the American Cancer Society. Licensed volunteer cosmetologists demonstrate  techniques for enhancing appearance while undergoing cancer treatment with tips on wigs, turbans, makeup, skin care and more.
Information: 918-477-5400
Where: Tulsa, Pryor, Wagoner, Claremore, Bartlesville, Muskogee, Ponca City, Stillwater and more.
 
Man to Man
Prostate cancer support group for men and their spouses.
When: 7 p.m. – second Monday of each month
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East. 79th Street,Tulsa, OK 74136
Information: 918-286-5108
 
Caring and Sharing – Cancer support group meeting weekly on Thursdays at noon.
Information: 918-743-6767, ext. 3
 
I Can Cope – An educational program for people facing cancer. Current patients, family members and caregivers can benefit. 
 
Reach to Recovery – Volunteer visitation program comprised of trained breast cancer survivors who respond to breast cancer patients and their families’ concerns regarding diagnosis, treatment, pre- and post-surgery support.
Information: 918-477-5400 or 24-hour-line: 1-800-ACS-2345
 
 
Leukemia and Lymphoma – Patient and Family Support Group
(Sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Oklahoma Chapter)
Support for patients, family and friends dealing with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, Hodgkin’s and blood and marrow transplant issues.
When: 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month or 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.
Where: Saint Francis Hospital, 6161 South Yale Avenue., Natalie Warren Bryant Cancer Center Lobby (Radiation/Oncology Therapy Dept. waiting room) or (1:30 p.m., third Wednesday) at St. John Medical Center in the Mary Kay Chapman Health Plaza.
For more information about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Oklahoma Chapter, call 405-943-8888 or toll- free 888-828-4572. You may also visit www.lls.org.

Mustard Seed
Support for cancer patients, family and friends
When: 11 a.m. – second Saturday of each month
Where: 6991 East 72nd Street, (site may change)
Information: Roseanne Pasco: 918-492-4953 or Betty Scrivner: 918-299-3413

New Voice Club
The New Voice Club provides monthly support groups open to current and former laryngectomy cancer patients and their caregivers. Call 918-543-3833 or 918-744-2476 for more information. 

Tulsa Ostomy Association
Support for patients dealing with surgeries that require ostomy. An ostomy connects either the small or the large intestine to the surface of the body.
When: 7 to 9 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December)
Where: University Village, 8555 South Lewis (in the theater)
Information: Kay Pugh: 918-446-8542 or Rick Stephens: 918-437-1317
 
Bereavement – New Horizons
This group provides structured and facilitated support for those who have lost someone to cancer and have struggled to make progress over the years.
When: 6 p.m. each Monday and 3:30 p.m. each Thursday
Where: Grace Hospice of Oklahoma, 6400 South Lewis, Suite 1000
Information: Mark Tibey, 918-744-7223
 
Cancer Support Group – “Just in Time,” Owasso
Support for cancer patients, survivors and family/friends
When: 6:30 p.m. to (as needed)
Where: Owasso Community Center
Information: Dora Johnson, 918-371-2242
 
Cooking Class
Learn about cancer-fighting foods, herbs, spices, botanical and supplements.
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street, Tulsa, OK 74136
Information: 918-286-5108
 
Fighting Fatigue
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street,Tulsa, OK 74136
Information: 918-286-5108
 
Healing Bible Class – Rhema
Where: Rhema Bible Church, 1025 West Kenosha Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Call Cancer Treatment Centers of America for more information: 918-286-5108
 
Healing Class – Victory Christian
Where: Victory Christian Church, 7700 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74136
Call Cancer Treatment Centers of America for more information, 918-286-5108.
 
Humor Therapy
Mind Body Medicine Department will help patients face cancer treatment with humor.
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street,Tulsa, OK 74136
Information: 918-286-5108
 
Imagery for Better Health
When: 1 p.m. each Wednesday
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street,Tulsa, OK 74136
Information: 918-286-5108
 
“Just for Caregivers” Support Group
Helping caregivers work through the difficult feelings and adjustments encountered in coping with illness, improving quality of life, building hope and fighting cancer.
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street,Tulsa, OK 74136
Information: 918-286-5108
 
“Just for Patients” Support Group
Help for anyone with the difficult feelings and adjustments encountered when dealing with cancer, coping with illness, improving quality of life and building hope.
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street,Tulsa, OK 74136
Information: 918-286-5108
 
Lung Cancer Alliance
For all patients diagnosed with lung cancer in the past six months and who are in or planning treatment.
Information: 1-800-298-2436.
 
Lymphedema
Support for patients with lymphedema directed by the Oncology Rehab Department
When: 6:30 p.m. – second Thursday of every month
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street,Tulsa, OK 74136 (Meet in Rehab Dept.)
Information: 918-286-5108
 
Ovarian – “Anna’s Belles” Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Support for ovarian cancer patients
When: Once a month on Saturday
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street, Conference Room D, first floor
Information: Anna Schlichting, 918-247-6308 or email anna@intcon.net
 
Pink Ribbon Sisters (Newly Diagnosed and Survivors)
Support for breast cancer patients
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., second Monday of the month
Where: Y/Me office, 4606 East 67th Street, Suite 314
Information: Y/Me – Northeastern Oklahoma, 918-494-8808
 
Touched by Cancer Support Group at Saint Benedict
Catholic support group for anyone affected by cancer
When: Third Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Saint Benedict Church, 2200 West Ithica Street, Broken Arrow, OK
Information: 918-455-4451 (ask for Jeanne Draughen, R.N.)
 
SPOHNC-Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.
A patient-directed, self-help organization offers information, support and encouragement to newly-diagnosed, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum. Survivors discuss their situations, experiences, coping strategies and hopes.
When: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday of each month
Where: Hardesty Public Library, 8316 East 93rd Street
Information: Christine Griffin, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., 918-261-8858, beritgriffin@cox.net
 
Talking to Children about Cancer
Where: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 East 79th Street, Tulsa, OK 74136
Information: 918-286-5108
 
The Tristesse Center
Provides grief counseling for children and adults. Children, teens and adult group sessions offered. Specific loss group sessions (infant loss, young widow/widowers, victims of violence, suicide, anticipatory grief, etc.), art therapy and individual counseling available. (Sliding-scale prices apply.)
When: Call for schedules
Where: The Tristesse Center, 1709 South Baltimore
Information: 918-587-1200
 

Find a Support Group In Your County


The Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology website lists a variety of support groups in many Oklahoma counties. Find a support group near you.  
 

Medication Assistance 

 
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
For information on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, search for medications by name, download and print application forms. Call 1-888-4PPA-NOW or visit www.PPARx.org
 

National Cancer Education 

The following links are recommended sites for those wanting to learn more about a specific cancer type and cancer in general:
 
Bone Marrow Transplants