While our primary goal is to cure or control the disease, another top priority is relieving suffering and discomfort for skin cancer patients undergoing treatments.
In addition to curative treatments, City of Hope head and neck patients and their caregivers have access to the broad range of services offered by our
Department of Supportive Care Medicine
. The department’s staff of professionals, including supportive medicine physicians, support groups and clinical social workers, can help patients and loved ones with a variety of care and wellness issues including:
Managing cancer or treatment effects such as
pain, nausea and fatigue
Palliative care to reduce discomfort and stress, physical and mental, throughout diagnosis and treatment
Adjusting to new dietary and lifestyle habits following treatment
Coping and maintaining
Navigating through the health care system
Staying healthy and active during/after treatment
The Department of Supportive Care Medicine is based in City of Hope’s
Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center,
which integrates all support services in a central location. The Biller Resource Center provides a warm and welcoming space where patients, families and caregivers can access the resources, education and support they need to strengthen and empower themselves, before, during and after treatment.
For more information or to contact the Biller Resource Center staff, please call 626-256-4673, ext. 32273 (3CARE).
This site includes tips, tools and online resources to help cancer patients and their families with issues that arise during cancer treatment.