Survivorship & Support
We offer a broad range of support programs to help you and your family cope with the complex emotional and social issues related to life during and after treatment for low-grade glioma.
Visit our Survivorship Center for answers to any questions you might have about your health and everyday living after cancer treatment. You can find information about professionally led support groups, recommendations about 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.
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.
Brain Tumor Support Group
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, nurses, and psychologists, these support groups can help you adjust to life after treatment.
They also offer patients, families, and caregivers a forum to express themselves, learn from others’ experiences, exchange ideas, and seek support. Learn about upcoming meetings on our calendar.
Integrative medicine complements mainstream medical care by addressing a variety of physical and emotional symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service offers 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.
Help for Older Patients
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, nutrition experts, 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 older people with cancer.