Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Support and Survivorship

Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Support and Survivorship


People facing the challenges of cancer survivorship can access a variety of support services by visiting Living Beyond Cancer. This section of our website includes information about professionally led support groups and counseling; survivorship clinics to manage the side effects of cancer and treatment; recommendations about screening and healthy living; and other specialized services. We also offer a range of resources to help survivors, families, and friends through the complex emotional and social issues that can accompany treatment.

Our Resources for Life After Cancer program also offers a full range of educational support services, including individual and family counseling; lectures and workshops; and practical guidance on employment and insurance issues.

The following are some of the services we offer.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Counseling Center

Our Counseling Center offers individual and family counseling sessions to help cancer survivors and their families address the problems that they may encounter in adjusting to life after treatment.

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 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

Cancer is a challenge for anyone, regardless of age. But if you’re over 65, you may face challenges unique to your age group. At MSK, 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.

Learn more about how we care for older patients.

Access Information Through our Patient Portal

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 over 300 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. Learn more about MYMSKCC.

To enroll in MYMSKCC, please ask a Care Coordinator (CC) in clinic or contact your physician’s office.