Brain Tumors Support Services

Living with Brain Cancer

Being diagnosed with brain cancer is a difficult and life-altering event. In addition to leading-edge care, City of Hope provides all patients with counseling, physical therapy and nutritional support.

When you come to City of Hope, you have access to a strong network of support services and staff to help you and your family along your cancer journey. That support includes everything from talk therapy to meditation to being paired up with a patient navigator.

Patients, Partners & Providers Working Together Against Brain Cancer:  A Strengths-Based Couples Program

Patients, Partners & Providers Working Together Against Brain Cancer: A Strengths-based Couples Program integrates personalized support for patients living with primary brain cancer and their committed partners. Exclusively available at City of Hope, this program recognizes and enhances the relationship of couples, to best manage the challenges of brain cancer, together.

Who qualifies?

  • Primary brain tumor diagnosis (Glioblastoma)
  • Same or opposite sex; committed; and available partner
  • Receiving care at City of Hope- Duarte Campus (Drs. Badie, Portnow, Feldman)
  • English or Spanish Speaking  
  • In-person appointments  
  • Patient able to participate in a meaningful manner

For more information on how you may benefit from the program, email 

[email protected] or Couples Counselor: Nicole Peeke, [email protected]
Program Manager Alejandro Fernandez, [email protected]


Learn more about the resources listed below at our Living with Cancer or Supportive Care Medicine sites.

  • Managing side effects and symptoms
  • Pain management
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Your emotional, social and spiritual health
  • Handling and coping with stress
  • Staying healthy and active
  • Healthy cooking and eating
  • Healing arts
  • Caregiver skills
  • Restoring normalcy in your family, job or school routine
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