Support Services

The support services offered at the The C. R. Wood Cancer Center go far beyond cancer treatment to help cancer patients – and their families – go on with their lives. We have established a comprehensive array of support services and education services to help people adapt and cope with the emotional and lifestyle changes that inevitably result from a cancer diagnosis. Support services are here to help them understand and utilize the many resources available to them.

Oncology Rehabilitation

Glens Falls Hospital has an oncology rehabilitation program for cancer survivors that will help them heal faster and better. The Hospital's C.R. Wood Cancer Center and Rehabilitation have teamed up to provide this program to the Glens Falls region.



Please call (518) 926-2006 for additional information


Nurse Navigators

Our Nurse Navigators provide a wide range of education and support on a one-to-one basis and in groups. Our nurses are available to patients and families from initial diagnosis throughout the cancer experience.

For more information please call:

  • Paul Miller, RN, OCN, at 926-6629
  • Vickie Yattaw, RN, OCN, at 926-6639
  • Lisa Haase, RN, OCN, at 926-6563

Psychosocial Oncology

Recognizing that a cancer patient's emotional well-being is critical to their physical health, The C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital has integrated Psychosocial Oncology into its comprehensive array of health care services. Psychosocial Oncology is available to assist patients and their families in coping with the emotional aspect of cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as the many issues that surround survivorship. The Psychosocial Oncology staff includes a licensed psychologist and a licensed social worker. They provide individual, couple, family and group counseling. When appropriate, consultation with the Hospital's Behavioral Health Psychiatry services can be arranged.

For more information please contact:

  • Gerry Florio, PhD, or Karen Cook, LMSW, OSW-C, at 926-6619
  • To schedule an appointment for Gerry Florio, please call 926-6640

Care Management

Our Care Manager can assist you in coordinating your care and in accessing resources including financial assistance, transportation, community services, long-term care facilities and at-home medical needs.

For more information please contact:

  • Karen Cook, LMSW, OSW-C at 926-6619

Patient Financial Insurance Assistance

Our financial/insurance assistant can help you with referrals, prior authorizations, billing and insurance questions.

For more information please contact:

  • Michele Walker at 926-6637

Uniquely You Boutique and Salon ®

The "Uniquely You Boutique and Salon" ® is dedicated to the special needs that patients may have as a result of cancer treatment. Our licensed cosmetologist provides assistance in selection, styling, and care of wigs as well as the wear of turbans, hats, and scarves. She also provides haircuts for inpatients on the oncology unit.

These services are provided free of charge to any patient of the C. R. Wood Cancer Center.

For additional information about these services, please call Vickie Yattaw, RN, OCN, at (518) 926-6639. To schedule an appointment, please call (518) 926-6640.


Spa Services

Massage Therapy is available by appointment at Cindy's Healing Place in the C. R. Wood Cancer Center. Spa services are available for all patients in the C. R. Wood Cancer Center.

To make an appointment for spa services at Cindy's Healing Place, please call 926-6640


Nutrition Counseling

Proper nutrition is critically important to successfully living with cancer. The C. R. Wood Cancer Center staff includes a registered dietitian who provides guidance for healthy eating both during and after cancer treatments.

For more information please contact:

  • Andrea Chowske, RD, CD-N, at 926-2635

Cancer Center Library

Our Cancer Center Library is open for patients and families to borrow books, pamphlets, video and audio tapes on a wide variety of cancer-related topics. The library is staffed with volunteers who can help you find the information you need.

We also have a large selection of leisure reading materials. In addition to borrowing resources, there are free pamphlets as well as a swap shelf for your convenience.

Families are welcome to use the library to relax and read while you wait for your family member to see a doctor or receive treatment. The library is open to patients and families: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – noon, and Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Support Groups, Activities & Classes

The C.R. Wood Cancer Center is pleased to provide the following services to help people living with cancer, and their families, improve their physical and emotional health.

Support Groups

ABC Support Group (After Breast Cancer)

For: Individuals with breast cancer

Meets: 4th Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m., C.R. Wood Cancer Center Waiting Room

Info: Lisa Haase, RN, OCN, 926-6563

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Blood Cancer Support Group

For: Individuals and family diagnosed with lymphoma, leukemia or multiple myeloma

Meets: 2nd Wednesday each month, 6:00 p.m., C.R. Wood Cancer Center Library

Info: Paul Miller, RN, OCN, 926-6629

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Living with Hope

For: Individuals with a chronic illness

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of every month,1 pm in the Cancer Center Library.

Info: Karen Cook, LMSW, 926-6619

Prostate Cancer Awareness Group

For: Men with prostate cancer and their family

Meets: 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m., C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital

Info: Paul Miller, RN, OCN, (518) 926-6629

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Rays of Hope

For: Women with ovarian cancer

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 4:00 p.m., C.R. Wood Community Learning Center at Glens Falls Hospital

Info: Mary Davis, (518) 656-9321 or Carol Smith, (518) 793-0565

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Round Table Support Group

For: Individuals with any type of cancer and their families

Meets: 1st Wednesday of every month at 4 pm in the Cancer Center Library

Info: Paul Miller, RN, OCN, 926-6629

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Activities and Classes

Healthy Steps© Exercise/Dance Classes

For: Individuals with a cancer diagnosis who are interested in a light exercise and dance program to improve their physical and emotional health

Meets: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m., Community Learning Center at Glens Falls Hospital

Info: Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, ONC, (518) 926-6639

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Chemotherapy Education Class

For: Individuals and their families starting chemotherapy

Meets: Tuesdays at 4 pm, Cancer Center Library

Info: Vickie Yattaw, RN, OCN at 926-6639, Paul Miller RN, OCN, at 926-6629 or Lisa Haase, RN, OCN, at 926-6563

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Tai Chi

For: Anyone interested in practicing this ancient art of moving meditation for improved health and wellness

Meets: Monday afternoon, 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Community Learning Center at Glens Falls Hospital

Info: Paul Miller, RN, OCN, (518) 926-6629

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Twisted Twirlers

For: individuals diagnosed with any cancer who would like to join this Hall of Fame twirling group

Meets: 11:30 a.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month

Info: Barbara Ringer 792-7437

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Ways of Seeing Arts & Crafts Workshop

For: Individuals and family diagnosed with any cancer who want to enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art

Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., C.R. Wood Cancer Center Library

Info: Paul Miller, RN, OCN, (518) 926-6629

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Tobacco Cessation Services

Whether you're thinking about quitting or ready to quit, call the NYS Smoker's Quitline for help and support.

1-866-NY-QUITS ~ 1-866-697-8487

Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation classes are held each quarter in the Cancer Center. Please call Paul Miller, RN, OCN at 926-6629 for information or to sign up for the next class.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon

For: All breast cancer survivors

Meets: Once each October

Info: Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, OCN (518) 926-6639

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Spring Survivorship Celebration

For: Any cancer survivor and their guest

Meets: Once each Spring

Info: Paul Miller, RN, OCN, (518) 926-6629