Breast cancer affects the whole family, causing stress in relationships, among family members, and in your work and home life. A united team can help effectively manage these disruptions. The Partners Clinic is a novel program unique to City of Hope that offers patients and their families an opportunity to grow closer as they solve problems together.
Designed specifically for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their partners or families, the clinic offers communication training and gender-based problem-solving led by board-certified counseling experts. This session, which occurs at the initial surgical visit, provides patients and their families with the necessary tools to communicate honestly and directly with each. It actively encourages the sharing of emotional concerns and fears in a way that helps everyone manage their unique situations.