Once your treatment for an AIDS-related cancer is complete, we will likely recommend that you continue to take highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to prevent your cancer from returning and new cancers from developing. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors will work with you to implement strategies that reduce your risk of side effects and of developing other AIDS-associated cancers.
Our 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.
Our Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling sessions to help patients and their families address the problems they may encounter in adjusting to life during and after treatment.
Our Integrative Medicine Service is designed to enhance patients’ quality of life through healing regimens that address the body, mind, and spirit. Beneficial complementary therapies include 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, tai chi, and chair aerobics.
Since the mid-1990s, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Tobacco Cessation Program has helped thousands of individuals stop using tobacco products.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we focus on all aspects of comprehensive cancer care, not just treating the disease. Our specialists in supportive care can help you cope with the side effects of therapy. These include pain, nausea, and fatigue. We can also help with the emotional and spiritual needs that often come up during and after cancer treatment.
If you are in pain during your treatments or even after they’re over, we have pain specialists who can help. We will build a plan that makes sense for you and your needs. Our experts can work with your doctor and pharmacists to give you solutions for both acute physical pain, which comes on suddenly, as well as chronic pain, which can linger. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible.