Patient & Family Support Services

The Abramson Cancer Center offers extensive support services for patients and their loved ones. Support services are one of the offerings that make our cancer program truly unique. 

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.

In This Section

  • Cancer Center Boutique Services

    Boutiques offer products and services designed for the unique needs of cancer patients.

  • Cancer Rehabilitation Services

    Exercise rehabilitation is one of the best ways for you to maintain strength, energy, mobility, and cope with cancer-related fatigue.

  • Home Care Services

    Penn home infusion therapy helps patients receive medications, blood products, and other fluids in the comfort of their home.

  • Hospice

    The goal of hospice is to assist patients and families with the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects associated with terminal illness.

  • Integrative Oncology Services

    Integrative oncology services enhance quality of life and minimize side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program

    Mindfulness-based stress reduction is uniquely effective in coping with the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

  • Nutritional Counseling and Services

    Nutritional counseling by registered dietitians is available for all patients being treated for cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center.

  • Oncology Nurse Navigators

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

  • Oncology Social Workers

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

  • Palliative Care and Pain Management

    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.

  • 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.

  • Patient Navigators

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

  • Pet Therapy

    The cancer journey is fraught with stress and uncertainty, and animals can provide the best kind of medicine.

  • Spiritual Care

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

  • 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.

Nurse comforting patient

Many of our patient education programs are recognized by the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Patient Education Network.