Survivorship & Support
In our Survivorship Center, we describe the support services available to you and your family during and after the treatment process.
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.
Memorial Sloan Kettering hosts the only brain tumor-specific support group in New York City and one of the few in the country. Led by our social workers and nurses, the support group can help you adjust to life after treatment. Learn about upcoming meetings in our calendar.
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.
A diagnosis of cancer is difficult at any age, but older patients face unique challenges. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is committed to providing patients aged 65 and older with the treatment, facilities, and support they need. Learn more about help for older patients.
Our 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.
Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a secure website — called MYMSKCC — for patients to access personalized information about their care. If you enroll to use MYMSKCC, you can view, confirm, and keep track of appointments; access your lab results; make changes to contact and insurance information; communicate with your healthcare team and other staff using secure electronic messages; and pay bills and view balances.
To enroll in MYMSKCC, please ask a session assistant in clinic or contact your physician’s office. Learn more about MYMSKCC.