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:

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.