Being diagnosed and treated for a gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) tumor can pose a range of challenges for women and their families. To help you manage any issues that may arise, we offer a range of support programs.
Living Beyond Cancer
People facing the challenges of cancer survivorship can access a variety of support services through the Survivorship Center section of our website. You can find information about professionally led support groups and counseling, survivorship clinics to manage the late effects of cancer and its treatment, tips related to healthy living, and other specialized services. We also offer a range of resources to help survivors, families, and friends better understand the complex emotional and social issues that may arise following treatment.
Many women with GTD who have questions about their ability to become pregnant again and bear children can find useful information on the Fertility & Parenthood section of our website.
Additional services are offered through our Resources for Life After Cancer program, which 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 Counseling Center
Our Counseling Center offers individual and family counseling sessions to help cancer patients, as well as family members, address the social and emotional issues they may encounter. We have psychologists, psychiatrist, and social workers who can help you manage the emotional and practical challenges of having had, or living with, gestational trophoblastic disease.
Integrative Medicine Service
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.
Supportive Care and Pain Management
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.