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Support Services

Breast Cancer Patient Navigators

Cancer nurse navigators offer a variety of services to patients just diagnosed with or undergoing treatment for cancer. The role of the navigator is to ensure the highest quality of care possible for patients by serving as an advocate, coordinator of patient care, liaison between patient and provider, educator, troubleshooter and resource coordinator.

Joan Freeborn, R.N., B.S.N.
Office: (919) 784-1056
Cell: (919) 784-5407

Kristin Knott, R.N.
Office: (919) 784-1056
Cell: (919) 784-5407

Leanne LeClair, R.N., B.S.N., C.P.A.N.
Office: (919) 784-1056
Cell: (919) 784-5407



Support Groups, Networks and Classes

Rex Cancer Center offers numerous support groups, classes and programs for our patients, their family members and loved ones. Support groups are an excellent complement to medical care. They provide education and foster emotions that can positively influence the fight against cancer.

Support groups offer a small group setting to explore challenges and concerns of coping with a cancer diagnosis. They are for patients who have been recently diagnosed with cancer, are undergoing treatment or have recently completed treatment.

Support networks offer a larger group setting monitored by a nurse navigator or peer leader to encourage conversation and learning about topics pertaining to a particular cancer diagnosis.

We also offer physical image and recovery services to help patients improve their appearance and physical health.

Rex Support Group

Support Groups

Support Networks

Physical Activity & Image Recovery


Coping with Cancer (for Patients & Caregivers)

This group provides an opportunity to learn about topics that apply to all cancer diagnoses and offers a more intimate setting for members to give and receive support as stories are shared. The group is open to all cancer patients and their families. This group is co-facilitated by a medical social worker and an oncology nurse. Registration is required.

Rex Cancer Center of Raleigh
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607

First Wednesday of every month
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
**For more information or to register, please call Kimberly Fradel, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. at (919) 784-6863 or e-mail kimberly.fradel@rexhealth.com.

Rex Cancer Center of Wakefield
11200 Governor Manly Way, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27614

Fourth Tuesday of every month
5:30 p.m.
**For more information or to register, please call Karen Hansen, M.S.W., at (919) 570-7564 or e-mail karen.hansen@rexhealth.com.



The kidscan! program offers a safe, nurturing place for children and families to discuss concerns and develop coping strategies through planned activities... Learn more 


Sharing Hope

A Support Group for People Living with Metastatic or Recurrent Cancer

No matter what else is happening, there is always hope to be shared. Sharing Hope is a support group for those who are currently getting treatment, have had a recurrence or are dealing with metastatic disease. It is an opportunity to listen and support one another and to come together with others who know what it's like to have cancer.

Rex Cancer Center of Raleigh
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607

Third Monday of every month
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
**For more information, please call Terri Kuczynski, M.Div., C.T. at (919) 784-3492 or e-mail terri.kuczynski@rexhealth.com.


Breast Cancer Network

The Breast Cancer Network provides support and education through presentations and group discussions for those living with breast cancer that were diagnosed when they were pre-menopausal. This network offers the opportunity to communicate with others about a shared experience. This support network is open to all age appropriate breast cancer patients and is staffed by nurse navigators.

Rex Cancer Center Auditorium
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607

Second Tuesday of every month
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
**For more information please call the Breast Cancer Navigation office at (919) 784-1056 or e-mail BCNavigator@rexhealth.com.


Social Workers & Counselors

Oncology Certified Nutritionist

Inpatient Oncology & Palliative Care

Onsite Laboratory Services

Patient & Family Resource Center

Valet Seriveces

Financial Counselors

Angel Fund

Cancer Center Support Funds