A diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming. The disease and its treatment can create unique challenges not just for the patient, but for their family and friends as well.
In this section, you can learn about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s comprehensive support services and other resources for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as their loved ones.
- Communicating with Your Healthcare Team
Explore our tips for maintaining clear and comfortable communication with the doctors, nurses, social workers, and other professionals involved in your care.
- Emotional Issues
This section reviews some of the feelings you and those close to you may be experiencing during and after breast cancer treatment.
- Psychosocial Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s team of psychosocial support specialists — social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists — is available for patients with breast cancer, their families, and their caregivers.
We offer comprehensive physical therapy and occupational therapy services for men undergoing breast cancer treatment, both as inpatients and as outpatients at our Outpatient Rehabilitation Center.
- Sexual Health
Memorial Sloan Kettering offers services to help men address sexual health issues that can arise from breast cancer and the effects of its treatment.
- Social Issues
Find information about the possible effects of a breast cancer diagnosis and its subsequent treatment on relationships with family and friends. Also discussed are your rights in the workplace, health insurance, and financial concerns.
People facing the challenges of cancer survivorship can access a variety of support services.
- Other Support Programs
Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a wide range of programs for breast cancer patients and their caregivers, including integrative medicine, help for older patients, and screening and wellness services.