Complementary Care Program

Going through cancer treatment can be overwhelming. We offer many services to support you and your loved ones throughout your treatment. Our services are available after your treatment as well.

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Complementary Care Program

Our Complementary Care Program offers a range of supportive care including:

  • Acupressure
  • Chair massage
  • Classes
  • Creative arts, including creative writing, music, and visual arts
  • Gentle chair yoga
  • Healthy cooking demonstrations
  • Meditation
  • Qigong
  • Workshops

Through the generosity of community fundraising and philanthropic support, all offerings are free for patients and care partners. Most are available virtually from the comfort of your home.

Oncology chaplain

Our oncology chaplain works with patients and families from many different faith traditions, spiritualties and life journeys.

Oncology social work

Our oncology-specialized social workers in the Office of Care Management:

  • Are available to identify any potential barriers or concerns you may have during treatment
  • Help you navigate available resources
  • Provide emotional support and counseling to you and your family members during treatment

Palliative Care Program

Providers in our Palliative Care Program address you as a whole person, including your physical comfort, emotional well-being and spirituality. We help you approach your diagnosis and treatment goals with confidence and dignity.

Because your loved ones are also involved in your care, the palliative care team supports and includes them, as well. Since no two people are alike, our palliative care team works with you, your loved ones, and your clinicians.

Support groups

We host ongoing support group gatherings for patients and care partners. Pre-registration is required, and most are available virtually from the comfort of your home.

Tobacco Treatment Program

Our Tobacco Treatment Program can help you, your family members or friends quit tobacco (including vapes). Quitting tobacco has many benefits for people with cancer. Continued tobacco use can worsen side effects of cancer treatment.

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