Patient & Family Support Services

Our support services include a wide range of educational materials and events to help cancer patients and their loved ones. They include support groups, classes, conferences and library of resources with the latest information for your particular type of cancer. Please read about each service to view the locations it is offered.

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Cancer Center Boutique Services

The Cancer Center Boutiques at Penn Medicine offer specific products and services designed for the unique needs of cancer patients.

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Exercise Oncology

Exercise oncology is a form of physical activity specifically used to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and cancer survivors.

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Home Care Services

Penn Home Care services offers skilled nursing services, rehabilitation therapies, home health aides, and other home services to eligible patients in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

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Hospice For Cancer Patients

Penn Medicine Hospice assists patients and families with the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects associated with terminal illness.

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Integrative Oncology Services

Our Integrative Oncology Program offers services to complement traditional cancer treatment such as acupuncture, art therapy, massage, yoga and more.

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Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program

Penn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program teaches techniques to effectively cope with the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

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Oncology Navigators

Our navigators help patients and their families by guiding them through the steps and decisions that are involved in a cancer diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Oncology Social Workers

Oncology Social Workers provide support to patients, families and caregivers who are dealing with cancer.

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Palliative Care

Abramson Cancer Center’s palliative care team works together with you and your family to manage symptoms, coordinate care and discuss your goals of care.

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Patient and Family Counseling

Counseling provides cancer patients and their families support, coping techniques and interventions that help patients regain a sense of well-being.

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Pet Therapy

While the cancer journey brings stress and uncertainty, the animals often provide the best kind of medicine

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Spiritual Care

Chaplains and pastoral care are available at the Abramson Cancer Center to help you with your spiritual needs.

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Support Groups and Workshops

A variety of support groups and workshops are available at the Abramson Cancer Center to help cancer patients and their families.