The medical staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering understands that fighting cancer can be overwhelming. We offer a broad range of support programs designed to help patients and family members cope with the complex physical, emotional, and social issues related to life during and after melanoma treatment.
Our patients access a variety of support services through the Living Beyond Cancer section of our website. In addition, our Resources for Life After Cancer program provides a full range of educational support services, including individual and family counseling, lectures and workshops to provide medical updates, and practical guidance on employment and insurance issues.
Our support services include:
Screening & Wellness
Memorial Sloan-Kettering provides numerous prevention, screening, and wellness services. You can find information about these services, guidance on how to stop smoking, and tips for following a healthy diet in the Prevention & Screening section.
Our Integrative Medicine Service is designed to enhance quality of life through therapies that address the body, mind, and spirit, including various types of massage, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, meditation, music therapy, nutritional counseling, and 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 distinct challenges. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to providing cancer patients aged 65 and older with the treatment, facilities, and support they need.
Our multidisciplinary geriatric team includes physicians, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, nutritionists, and psychiatrists, as well as members of the Pain and Palliative Care Service and the Integrative Medicine Service. The team provides programs and care focused on the needs of elderly cancer patients. Visit the Help for Older Patients section for more information.