Many live for years with chronic, stable disease. Symptoms that arise from a chronic illness span the physical, emotional, social, practical, and spiritual areas of a person’s life, as well as that person’s loved ones.
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the goal of supportive care is to help people with chronic illnesses feel better by preventing or treating the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its therapy, in this case cancer, in addition to addressing the psychosocial impact of the illness on patient and their loved ones. When the person feels better, they have an improved quality of life.
Supportive care is available at any time during the illness, which means that cancer treatment can continue while receiving supportive care. The services under supportive care are covered under traditional medical insurance or Medicare.
We also offer integrative and wellness services for patients and caregivers affected by any type of cancer. Our team includes a full spectrum of clinicians and wellness providers to help meet a multitude of needs. There are also a range of community and online resources and programming that may be of interest.
- Comprehensive medical record review
- Thorough history and physical exam
- Pain management
- Symptom and side effect management
- Assistance with concerns such as work/school, parenting, sexuality, and financial issues
- Coordination of care between your primary care provider and oncology team