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Life During Treatment

Patients about to undergo treatment for an illness often feel overwhelmed with how much they need to learn. Questions abound. What is the treatment process? How am I going to feel? How can I cover the expenses? The goal is for this page to answer those questions and many more. It’s a resource there for you anytime you need it. We encourage you to use it and feel free to share your feedback.

Understanding Your Disease and Treatment
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SEARCH CANCERS AND CONDITIONS

Find detailed information about the many diseases we treat at City of Hope.

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UNDERSTANDING CHEMOTHERAPY

At City of Hope, we offer the counsel of caring, sympathetic experts and a library of other resources to help you understand chemotherapy treatment.

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PATIENT AND FAMILY EDUCATION LIBRARY

Tailored and evidence-based patient education, instructions, information and resources to help prepare you for your treatments

Patient Stories
Inspiring stories to help you understand the patient experience at City of Hope
Patient Support and Resources
Connect with others to get the help and support you need.
FINANCIAL RESOURCES

All patients will be assigned a patient financial counselor who is responsible for assisting and educating them about the financial aspects of their care. 

CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK

Our clinical social workers help you and your family with practical and emotional concerns.

DEPARTMENT OF SUPPORTIVE CARE MEDICINE

The department is a community working together to make sure you and your loved ones never have to face the challenges involved with cancer alone.

RESEARCH AT CITY OF HOPE

As an independent biomedical, treatment and education center, City of Hope focuses on basic and clinical research in cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other chronic, life-threatening diseases.

Support Programs & Groups
Support Groups
Support Groups

Support groups offer a dedicated time and place for patients, family members and caregivers to connect with others going through a similar experience.

Couples Coping with Cancer Together Program
Couples Coping with Cancer Together Program

Integrated into standard medical care, this program is tailored to the unique needs of couples – including same sex couples – facing a cancer diagnosis.

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Support for Caregivers

Trained facilitators offer support groups focused on education and practical problem-solving. Sessions often include talks from physicians, nutritionists and other experts.

Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center

Conveniently located on the Duarte campus, the Biller Patient and Family Resource Center integrates all support services under one umbrella.

Life During Treatment
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