Psychosocial Services for People With Prostate or Urologic Cancers

This information describes support services for people with prostate or urologic cancers.

A diagnosis of cancer often presents concerns, questions, and challenges. During your treatment and recovery, your nurse can offer education, support, and guidance, but we also have additional services to help ease the impact of living with cancer.

Chaplaincy Service


At MSK, our chaplains are available to listen, to help support family members, to pray, to contact community 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. The interfaith chapel is located near the main lobby of hospital, and is open 24 hours a day. If you have an emergency, please call the hospital operator and ask for the chaplain on call.

Counseling Center


Many people find that counseling helps them deal with emotions during cancer treatment. Our counselors provide counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups, as well as medications to help with anxiety or depression. Our counselors are also available to inpatients during their hospital stay. We are located at 641 Lexington Avenue between Lexington and Third Avenues.
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Integrative Medicine Program


Our Integrative Medicine Service offers many therapies to complement 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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Male Sexual & Reproductive Medicine Program


Cancer and its treatments can have an impact on your sexual health. Our Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program can help you deal with cancer-related sexual health challenges, including erectile dysfunction.

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Social Work

Inpatient: 212-639-7261

Outpatient: 646-422-4658

Our social workers provide emotional support and guidance to patients and their families and friends.  Some of our services include ongoing programs for patients who are in treatment and their caregivers and in-person and online support groups. We can also help with practical issues such as transportation problems 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..
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Resources for Life After Cancer (RLAC) Program


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 including insurance, employment, emotional concerns, and caregiver issues.
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