Survivor Services in North Texas
Moncrief Cancer Institute provides a wide range of support services to cancer patients and survivors. Through cancer screenings, one-on-one exercise sessions, personalized nutrition planning, clinical support and more, Moncrief makes facing cancer affordable and convenient for everyone. In fact, most of our Survivor Services are provided at no cost to patients in our Fort Worth facility or on our state-of-the-art mobile clinic.
The mobile clinic travels twice a month to locations in Tarrant, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Navarro, Parker, Somervell and Wise counties. Please refer to our Event Calendar for a complete listing of locations the mobile clinic will visit. The clinic is also equipped with interactive video conferencing that links genetic counselors to patients who have a family history of cancer.
Moncrief Cancer Institute's mobile clinic is modeled after the successful Community Survivorship Program at its Fort Worth headquarters, which was funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas in 2011. Since then, the program has helped more than 6,000 patients.
Please provide your name, phone number and email address. A staff member at Moncrief Cancer Institute will follow-up with you. You may also call 1-800-405-7739.
Frequently asked questions:
What should I do to maintain my health and well-being?
Research shows a healthy lifestyle can positively impact survival and reduce the risk of secondary cancers. Oncology-Certified Dietitians, Specialized Fitness Trainers, Psychologists, Licensed Oncology Social Workers and Oncology-Certified Nurses at Moncrief Cancer Institute offer nutrition classes, personalized exercise programs, smoking cessation classes and inspiration for healthy lifestyle changes for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
Do I need to seek follow-up care?
We will help identify a coordinator for your continuing care, such as your oncologist or primary care physician. Moncrief's Survivorship Program will provide you with a personalized surveillance plan specific to your cancer. We will inform you of national guidelines for future lab work, exams and x-rays.
Will I get cancer again?
Fear of recurrence is always a concern for a cancer survivor. Moncrief's Clinical Psychologist will counsel survivors and family members coping with the emotional stress of cancer.
Is my family at increased risk for cancer?
Our board-certified Genetic Counselors provide genetic counseling and testing. Their assessments determine high-risk family members and help you understand their risk of developing cancer, as well as options for prevention, early detection and treatment. Most insurance is accepted. Financial assistance is available for the uninsured.
What if I have difficulty getting health insurance?
Licensed Oncology Social Workers at Moncrief Cancer Institute can provide information about your rights as a cancer survivor through information provided by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. A 2006 study found that most employers appear to be accommodating to the needs of employees who have cancer or who are caregivers for cancer survivors.
Are there support groups I can turn to?
Yes, you are not alone. Our Clinical Psychologists and Licensed Oncology Social Workers lead educational support groups at Moncrief Cancer Institute. Support groups are available for patients and family members affected by a brain tumor, head and neck cancer, or prostate cancer. Other support groups focus on the needs of caregivers and Spanish-speaking survivors living with cancer.