Rare Blood Disorders: Survivorship & Support

To help you manage physical and emotional issues that can arise during cancer treatment and recovery, Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a wide range of support programs.

Survivorship Center

In our Survivorship Center, we describe the support services available to you and your family during and after the treatment process.

Resources for Life After Cancer

Our Resources for Life After Cancer program provides a full range of educational support services, including individual and family counseling, lectures and support groups, and practical guidance on employment and insurance issues.

Integrative Medicine Service

Our Integrative Medicine Service complements other medical care by addressing the physical and emotional symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment. We offer various types of massage, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, meditation, visualization and other mind-body therapies, music therapy, and nutritional counseling, as well as classes in yoga, tai chi, and chair aerobics.

Rehabilitation

After treatment, you may notice changes in your range of motion, strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Our rehabilitation therapists can help you improve function and mobility after chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation.

Our therapists can also help you in improving movement, managing pain, and conserving energy. Upon the request of the medical team, a physical therapist will evaluate your functional needs and design an individualized treatment and exercise plan.

Our occupational therapists can also educate you on how to manage changes that can result from treatment, helping you to learn how to use specialized equipment and techniques that can increase your independence during your daily routines.

Learn more about our rehabilitation services.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Counseling Center

Our Counseling Center offers individual and family counseling sessions to help patients and their families address the problems they may encounter in adjusting to life during and after treatment.

Help for Older Patients

A diagnosis of cancer is difficult at any age, but older patients face unique challenges. Memorial Sloan Kettering is committed to providing cancer patients aged 65 and older with the treatment, facilities, and support they need.

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s multidisciplinary geriatric team includes physicians, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, nutritionists, and psychiatrists, as well as members of the Palliative Medicine Service and the Integrative Medicine Service. The team provides a number of programs focusing on the needs of elderly cancer patients.

Find more information about our services for older patients as well as for families and friends.