Supportive Care Services

The goal of Supportive Care Services is to ensure that each cancer patient receives comprehensive, individualized patient-centered care. Our physicians, nurses, social workers and dietitians work collaboratively to help patients cope effectively with the stress of their cancer and its treatment. We offer you and your family and friends education and information on diets and supplements, as well as referrals to acupuncture services, exercise programs and community-based support groups.

Social Work Services

Cancer and cancer treatment is often accompanied by emotional concerns. Whether you are a patient, family member, friend or caregiver, talking to a professional can help you explore and manage your emotions and feel more in control of your treatment plan. To help address these concerns, our Masters-prepared oncology clinical social workers provide support through short-term individual psychotherapy, caregiver support and a variety of cancer support groups and programs.

Call 310-423-0638 for information.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services at Cedars-Sinai are provided by board-certified Registered Dietitians (RD) at Cedars-Sinai are specialists in oncology nutrition and have earned additional certification by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide services to patients and their caregivers as an integral part of cancer care. Our primary goal is to help patients optimize their nutritional status to help them achieve their treatment goals while maintaining physical and emotional strength.

Call 310-423-1116 for information.

Cancer Pain and Symptom Management Services

Cancer pain and symptom management services are available to ensure that all patients with significant symptoms such as cancer pain and fatigue receive care to minimize these symptoms and help restore the best possible quality of life for patients. We work closely with each patient’s primary oncologist to help manage these physical symptoms.

Call 310-423-0717 for information.

Psychiatry Services

Psychiatrists are available to help patients cope better with the stresses of their cancer and its treatment. When appropriate, a psychiatric consultation is available to assess whether medication may be useful in addressing symptoms such as depression and anxiety which commonly occur during cancer treatment.

Call 310-423-0638 for information.

Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Care Department provides interfaith, spiritual and emotional support for patients, families and loved ones. At Cedars-Sinai, we understand that healing involves the whole person - body, mind, spirit and soul. For this reason, we offer spiritual care services to patients and their loved ones to help support you through your cancer journey.

Call 310-423-5550 for information.

Support Groups at Cedars-Sinai

Sarcoma Patient Support Group

Meets the third Wednesday of each month, 12-1:30 p.m.
Samuel Oschin Cancer Center
Mezzanine Conference Room
8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles

Call 310-423-1190 for information.

Look Good, Feel Better

Cedars-Sinai's Look Good, Feel Better Program is offered at the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center in collaboration with the American Cancer Society throughout the year.

Call 310-423-0638 for information.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Support Group

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lower Level Conference Room AC 1100

Call 310-423-0638 for information.

Kidney Cancer Support Group
Meets the second Monday of each month, 5-7 p.m.
Lower Level Conference Room AC 1100

Call 310-423-0638 for information.

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