Spine Tumors: Survivorship & Support

Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a wide range of programs and services to help you cope with the emotional and psychological aspects of treatment and surviving cancer.

Please visit the Survivorship Center section of our website to find information about our support services, including professionally led support groups and counseling and recommendations about screening and healthy living. We also offer a range of resources to help survivors, families, and friends better understand the complex emotional and social issues following treatment.

The following are some of our programs for cancer survivors.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Counseling Center

Our Counseling Center offers individual and family counseling sessions to help cancer patients and survivors, as well as family members, address the social and emotional issues they may encounter in adjusting to life during and after treatment.

Integrative Medicine Service

Our Integrative Medicine Service complements mainstream medical care by addressing the physical and emotional symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment. We offer a number of therapies including 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.

Resources for Life After Cancer

The Resources for Life After Cancer program provides a full range of educational support services, including individual and family counseling, periodic lectures or workshops to provide medical updates, and practical guidance on employment and insurance issues.

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 Palliative Medicine Service and the Integrative Medicine Service. The programs and care the team provides focus on the needs of elderly cancer patients. Learn more about our care for older patients.

Prevention, Screening & Wellness

Memorial Sloan Kettering provides numerous prevention, screening, and wellness services. Find up-to-date information about these services, cancer screening tests and guidelines, performing self-exams, quitting smoking, and following a healthy diet.