The right support during your breast cancer journey can improve your mood, give you confidence and provide comfort. At the Abramson Cancer Center, we offer you support from day one.
Our certified nurse navigators, social workers and other specialists guide you every step of the way. We coordinate your appointments, manage the side effects of your breast cancer and get you the non-medical help you need.
Breast Cancer Support Services at the Abramson Cancer Center
Patient and family support is an important part of our breast cancer program. We connect you with appropriate resources both within our program and out in the community. The Abramson Cancer Center offers a number of support services designed for breast cancer patients, including:
Oncology-Certified Nurse Navigators
We understand that breast cancer care includes many moving parts. To help you manage your care, our oncology nurse and patient navigators offer personalized guidance and one-on-one consultation. They educate you about breast cancer, explain the process at the Abramson Cancer Center and may help coordinate the next steps of your care.
Oncology-certified navigators can assist you at all Abramson Cancer Center locations. Select locations offer nurse navigators who are certified in breast cancer navigation and work exclusively with breast cancer patients. Meet our oncology nurse navigators.
Integrative Oncology Services We Offer
Sometimes treating your breast cancer with standard treatment, like surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, is not enough. To treat your mind, body and spirit, we offer integrative oncology services. Our holistic therapies supplement your breast cancer treatment to reduce side effects, promote healing and improve your mood. Our services include:
Support for Breast Cancer Survivors
We understand that life after breast cancer is another step in the cancer journey. The Abramson Cancer Center survivorship program focuses on helping all cancer survivors live healthy lives. We also offer specific support services for breast cancer survivors:
- Long Term Breast Follow-Up Clinic: Specialized nurse practitioners at various locations help you manage survivorship issues after breast cancer. We provide yearly screenings, ongoing surveillance and personalized guidance. When necessary, we coordinate with your oncologist and surgeon to get you seen quickly.
- Strength After Breast Cancer: This program helps you get your strength and energy back after your treatment is complete. We deliver personalized assessments and exercise programs. Our physical therapists educate you about lymphedema (chronic swelling) and provide methods for risk reduction and control.
- 2-PREVENT Breast Cancer Translational Center of Excellence: Our innovative center is the only program in the country dedicated to research for breast cancer recurrence. We provide personalized evaluation and care for breast cancer survivors to address concerns about treatment side effects that may arise after breast cancer treatment.