Supportive Oncology

At NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, we understand that cancer can affect every area of your life, from your family, to your job, to your mental and physical wellbeing. Through pain and symptom management, counseling, and the integration of complementary methods such as massage, the supportive oncology program can help reduce the physical and emotional burdens of the disease.

Supportive oncology is open to patients at Perlmutter Cancer Center who are currently diagnosed with cancer. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 212-731-5857.

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Family and Lifestyle Support

Cancer can have significant short-term and long-term effects for you and your family. Supportive oncology can help patients who have been recently diagnosed or have been living with cancer for some time. 

The supportive oncology program provides the opportunity to meet with a variety of experts including doctors, integrative health professionals, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, palliative care physicians, physical rehabilitation specialists, physiatrists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. 

As part of a simultaneous care model, supportive oncology teams are trained to address physical and emotional problems in patients and their families.

Quality of Life as You Define It

Understanding that everyone experiences cancer and cancer treatment differently, we approach your individual needs based on what’s important to you. These services are designed to help you increase your level of activity, seek spiritual and religious support, improve family communication, and plan future care needs. 

Services are available at any stage of the disease. The supportive oncology team works together with your clinical team and can help both you and your family feel better during treatments. 

We help you identify the services that are best for you, including pain and symptom assessment and management, nutrition services, emotional counseling, education, advance directives, the goals of your care, and integrative wellness and mind-body services.