Psychosocial Services for People With Prostate or Urologic Cancers

This information describes the support services available at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) for people with prostate or urologic cancers.

A diagnosis of cancer often presents concerns, questions, and challenges. During your treatment and recovery, your doctor and nurse will offer education, support, and guidance. If you’d like additional emotional or social support, we also have many support services to help ease the impact of living with cancer.

Social Work

212-639-7020
www.mskcc.org/experience/patient-support/counseling/
individual-family-counseling/social-work-experts

Our social workers provide emotional support and guidance to patients and their families and friends. We offer specialized programs, including both in-person and online support groups. We can also help with practical issues such as transportation to and from medical appointments, temporary housing, and financial concerns.

Social workers are available on every patient floor of the main hospital and at all of the outpatient facilities, including our regional clinics. To speak with a social worker, ask your doctor or nurse, or call the number listed above.

If you’re interested in joining an online support group, you can visit our Virtual Programs website at www.mskcc.org/vp for more information.

 
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Counseling Center

646-888-0200
www.mskcc.org/experience/patient-support/counseling

Many people find that counseling helps them manage their emotions during cancer treatment. Our counselors provide counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups. They can also prescribe medications to help with anxiety or depression. We are located at 641 Lexington Avenue. Our entrance is located on 54th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.

Our counselors are also available to people during their hospital stay. If you’re admitted to the hospital and would like to speak with a counselor, ask your doctor or nurse or call the number above.

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Urinary Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction Specialists

New patient appointments: 646-497-9068

Cancer treatment can cause or worsen urinary problems. At MSK, we have a team of doctors who specialize in evaluating and managing these problems. Our team can help if you’re experiencing symptoms such as urinary incontinence (leaking urine), urinary frequency (needing to urinate often), voiding dysfunction (not being able to completely empty your bladder), or any other difficulty with urination.

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Chaplaincy Services

212-639-5982
www.mskcc.org/spiritual-religious-care

At MSK, our chaplains are available to listen, to help support family members, to pray, to contact nearby clergy or faith groups, or simply to be a comforting companion and a spiritual presence. Anyone can request spiritual support, regardless of formal religious affiliation.

MSK also has an interfaith chapel that’s open to everyone. The Mary French Rockefeller All Faith Chapel is located in room M106 near the main lobby of hospital. Its address is 1275 York Ave, between East 67th and East 68th Streets. The Mary French Rockefeller All Faith Chapel is open 24 hours a day.

If you have an emergency, please call the hospital operator at 212-639-2000 and ask for the chaplain on call.

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Integrative Medicine Program

646-888-0800
www.mskcc.org/integrativemedicine

Our Integrative Medicine Service offers many therapies to complement (go with) traditional medical care. Some of our services include music therapy, mind/body therapies, dance and movement therapy, yoga, and touch therapy. Our services are available to patients, their families and caregivers, and the general public. The Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center is located at 1429 First Avenue, at East 74th Street.

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Resources for Life After Cancer (RLAC) Program

646-888-8106
www.mskcc.org/experience/living-beyond-cancer/services-survivors

At MSK, your care doesn’t end after treatment. The RLAC Program offers support services for cancer survivors and their families. The services include seminars, workshops, and support groups to address topics related to cancer survivorship such as insurance, employment, emotional concerns, and caregiver issues.

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