Our medical staff understands that fighting cancer can be overwhelming. Our experts are skilled in identifying and treating the various symptoms and complications associated with the treatment of liver metastases, including the emotional and psychological aspects of living with this disease.
Rehabilitation therapy plays a role in improving the function and quality of life of patients with liver metastasis. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering, physical therapists work closely with the medical team to improve patient's mobility, strength, and endurance after surgery or medical treatments.
We offer patients valuable techniques to increase mobility without increasing pain and discomfort and teach energy-conserving techniques to help patients decrease the fatigue they may experience during hospitalization and medical treatments. Our occupational therapists educate patients about the changes they may experience during and after treatment and about adaptive equipment and compensatory techniques that can increase patients' independence during their daily routines. They also evaluate and treat patients' ability to perform basic daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and moving around their environment.
See Rehabilitation for further information about our services, including appointment information.
Other Support Services
To help patients manage some of the other issues that may come up following treatment, Memorial Sloan-Kettering offers a wide range of programs, including the following:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Counseling Center
Our Counseling Center offers individual and family counseling sessions to help patients and their families address the problems that they may encounter in adjusting to life during and after treatment.
Our Integrative Medicine Service is designed to enhance cancer patients' quality of life through healing regimens that address the body, mind, and spirit. Beneficial complementary therapies include various types of massage, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, meditation, visualization and other mind-body therapies, music therapy, and nutritional counseling, as well as classes such as yoga, t'ai chi, and chair aerobics.
Help for Older Patients
A diagnosis of cancer is difficult at any age, but older patients face unique challenges. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to providing cancer patients aged 65 and older with the treatment, facilities, and support they need.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering offers the services of a multidisciplinary geriatric team, which includes physicians, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, nutritionists, and psychiatrists, as well as members of the Pain and Palliative Care Department and the Integrative Medicine Service. The programs and care the team provides focus on the needs of elderly cancer patients.
For more information about our services for older patients as well as for their family and friends, visit Help for Older Patients.
Access Information Through our Patient Portal
Memorial Sloan-Kettering offers a secure Web site — called MYMSKCC — for patients to access personalized information about their care. If you enroll to use MYMSKCC, you can view, confirm, and keep track of appointments; access over 300 lab results; make changes to contact and insurance information; communicate with your healthcare team and other staff using secure electronic messages; and pay bills and view balances. Learn more about MYMSKCC.
To enroll in MYMSKCC, please ask a session assistant in clinic or contact your physician's office.