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Cancer Patient Support Programs and Services

Our world-class patient care and cancer treatment extends across a broad range of departments and services, all of which play an important role in our achievement as a top-ranked comprehensive cancer center.

Our programs and services vary by location: Ask your care team how to connect with these services.

City of Hope Is a Leader in Supportive Care

Patients about to undergo treatment for an illness often feel overwhelmed with how much they need to learn. Discover tips, advice and resources at City of Hope to help you along your treatment journey.

What is Supportive Care?

Supportive care eases the physical, emotional and psychological burdens of a life-changing diagnosis. At City of Hope, supportive care is tailored to each person. It allows patients to focus
on getting well and what matters in their lives. Access to supportive care has been shown to:

  • Increase patient satisfaction and quality of life — including at end of life
  • Significantly reduce inpatient stays, hospital readmissions and intensive care unit stays
  • Prevent complications
  • Improve patient and family experience and outcomes
  • Improve health equity for underserved communities
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400,000+ patients and family members have benefited from City of Hope’s supportive care programs.

Lisa Dunbar | Breast Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Survivor | City of Hope
City of Hope’s a place where you can go and feel comfortable and feel seen and heard, because as much as your family and your friends love you, they haven’t experienced what you’ve been going through.
Lisa Dunbar
Breast Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Survivor
Patient Education

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy, and you may have a lot of questions. Consider reviewing the patient education resources that City of Hope has created to help lead you through the treatment and recovery process.

Resources for Patients and Loved Ones

Most people who are undergoing genetic testing or traveling internationally for cancer care have no experience to draw from. The following resources can help you navigate these and other topics.

Resources for Cancer Caregivers

It's natural for caregivers to get wrapped up in patients' needs. Yet it's essential for caregivers to look after their own well-being.

Contact City of Hope

If you have questions about our patient support programs and services, we’re here to provide answers.