Resources and Practical Concerns

Practical issues can sometimes complicate your ability to receive medical care. Concerns such as transportation to your appointments, assistance applying for disability insurance and questions about your legal rights might be factors in your care. At City of Hope, you're never alone in sorting through them.

Our services focus on providing patients and families with practical resources such as:
 
Just as importantly, the team assists with navigating common health concerns, such as advance health care planning and documenting important values and goals for cancer care through all its stages. The team also ensures that these documented discussions are communicated to the whole hospital system, to ensure that all treatments offered match the patients’ central goals and values.

 

From massage to meditation, integrative medicine — which uses evidence-based, complementary practices in combination with conventional medicine — can help cancer patients and survivors regain health and build a lifestyle focused on wellness.