Cancer Patient & Family Support

Survivorship begins the moment you hear the word “cancer.”

Your fight against cancer is our fight against cancer. We know that treating cancer isn’t only about curing a disease—it’s about restoring a person. You and your family need help to heal all parts of life.

We offer many opportunities that you may want to take advantage of:

SIH Cancer Institute Support Group
Open to any cancer patient, this is an opportunity for educational & emotional support during one of the greatest fights of life.

  • Different monthly speakers
  • Gain knowledge about different services in the treatment process
  • Safe place to share concerns and feelings
  • Learn the new normal: what to expect, struggles, anxieties and how to cope
  • Meets the 2nd Monday of the month
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    SIH Cancer Institute
    1400 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville

    Call 618-985-3333 ext 68315 or 68319 for more information

    Additional Amenities of the SIH Cancer Institute

    Beauty Within Appearance Center

    As an extension of the boutique comes the Appearance Center. This beautiful and spacious room ensures privacy and comfort for those being assisted during consultations and wig fittings.

    Resource Center

    The Resource Center provides educational material for patients and families looking for more information on specific types of diagnosis and treatment options. Research and information gathering can be done in a comfortable “living room” atmosphere equipped with a soft sofa and lounge area. A Resource Specialist will be available to answer questions as needed. Cancer-related Events

    The Green Leaf Café

    Open Monday through Friday during business hours. It promotes health and wellness by providing healthy food and beverage choices for patients, visitors and staff. The café features coffee/beverage service, vending, made-to-order items as well as, grab-n-go treats. Patrons can dine in the large open cafeteria and during the summer months take advantage of outside patio dining.

    Tranquility Chapel

    Located in the lobby, is a non-denominational place providing an oasis for meditation and reflection. The chapel overlooks a heavily landscaped courtyard with water features. With the inclusion of comfortable seating and use of natural materials, visitors have a place of respite to retreat while dealing with a stressful and difficult diagnosis.

    Beauty Within Boutique

    Helping cancer patients and survivors look and feel their best. This unique shop offers a wide variety of products designed to enhance appearance, boost self-confidence, and make the recovery process as comfortable as possible.

    Healing Gardens

    Gardens are abundant at the SIH Cancer Institute. The central garden is situated in the Institute’s interior courtyard. It offers a heavily landscaped view including natural plant and water features for that tranquil calming sound. West of the building is the large reflection pond with walking paths, bench seating and more. It is nestled next to the Crab Orchard Wildlife Preserve for drawing extra inspiration and strength from nature.

    Out-of-Town Accommodations

    Lists of area motels, restaurants and maps of Carbondale are available at the Information Desk. Or you may find information at: Carbondale Convention & Tourism Bureau & Williamson County Tourism Bureau

    Special Needs

    Please inquire with the nursing staff for interpreters (including sign-language) and telecommunication devices for the hearing impaired.