Supportive Care Medicine Program
Moffitt Cancer Center’s Supportive Care Program provides assistance for the unique physical, emotional and spiritual challenges that can arise during cancer treatment. Our team of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, internists and hospice/supportive care providers are devoted to improving each patient’s quality of life, offering individualized strategies for coping with everything from cognitive changes and psychological stress to treatment-related pain, nausea and exhaustion.
At Moffitt, we’re committed to providing comprehensive cancer treatment, which involves caring for the mind just as much as caring for the body. We’ve designed our Supportive Care Program to provide:
- Advanced care planning, including assistance with advance directives
- Behavioral medicine services, including clinical assessments of psychological and neuropsychological needs
- Integrative medicine services, including meditation, yoga and inpatient/outpatient massage
- Nutritional counseling
- Pain management care
At Moffitt, patients can also access support groups and rehabilitation services, as well as a number of other resources that can make the survivorship experience more comfortable and convenient. And, by collaborating with each patient’s oncologists and primary care physicians, we can help ensure that every single one of a patient’s needs – medical, emotional and psychosocial – are being met. We also work closely with each patient to make sure that their preferences and wishes are being accurately reflected in their treatment plans. This helps patients obtain quality care that truly aligns with their values, goals and needs.
To refer a patient to Moffitt’s Supportive Care Program, complete our online form or contact a physician liaison for assistance. We prioritize short referral times and can schedule most patients for their first visit within a few days of receiving their referral.