Patient Support Specialists
Every step of cancer treatment — from a cancer diagnosis, to surgery and treatment to forming a survivorship plan — comes with different needs and issues to be addressed.
Our patient support specialists help make your experience as seamless as possible. As experts in navigating complex health care situations, patient support specialists serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.
They can provide emotional support, identify resources, and ensure access to information, support services, educational programs and community resources.
We also offer a number of support programs and groups to enhance your survivorship care plan.
Survivorship Programs at Penn Medicine
Penn Medicine’s Living Well After Cancer Program is a nationally recognized program that focuses on issues facing cancer survivors. In 2007, the Abramson Cancer Center was designated a LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence Network.
We are only one of eight LIVESTRONG centers in the United States, and we’re the only LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence in the Philadelphia region.
Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center has materials and hosts a wide range of activities that provide education and support to address key areas of concern including survivorship for you and your loved ones.
Our Focus On Blood Cancer conferences are day-long supportive and educational conferences that address issues for patients with cancer, as well as their loved ones.