At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we’re committed to helping you get back to living your life. You’ve come in for your initial consultation. You’ve been examined and tested. You’ve been diagnosed and treated. You’ve gone through recovery.
The next step can often be one of the scariest parts of surviving low-grade glioma — hitting the play button and resuming the richness of life.
The experts at our Survivorship Center offer services and support to help you and your loved ones understand and prepare for life after treatment. We’ll work with you to help figure out what your next step — or steps — should be.
Our Resources for Life After Cancer program also offers individual and family counseling, lectures and support groups, and practical guidance with employment and insurance issues.
Sometimes, you and your loved ones just need someone to talk to, someone who’s trained to help you make sense of your journey before, during, and after treatment.
Our Counseling Center offers both individual and group counseling sessions to help you and your family cope with your disease. These sessions can be a healthy, productive way to work through the stress and anxiety that are sometimes a part of treatment and recovery.
Medical treatments — like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery — are often the best way to treat your cancer. Their whole purpose is to get you healthy again. But at MSK, we know that complementary services can also help soothe and heal not only your body but your mind and spirit too.
Our Integrative Medicine Service can be a valuable part of your formal treatment plan. Programs we offer include massage, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, meditation, visualization, music therapy, and nutritional counseling. Formal classes include yoga, tai chi, and chair aerobics.
Low-grade glioma is a challenge for anyone, regardless of age. But if you’re over 65, you may face unique issues that only affect people in your age group. We’re committed to providing cancer patients of all ages with the treatment, facilities, and support they need.
Your treatment team will include healthcare professionals who have the specialized training and experience to effectively treat older patients. Every aspect of your care — diagnosis, treatment, recovery, support — will be tailored to meet your particular needs.
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.