Leukemia Support Services
Living with leukemia can be challenging. At UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, we want to make sure we address each patient’s unique needs at every point in his or her cancer journey.
To do so, we have a specially trained support services staff who meets with patients and their families during and after care. We also offer a range of therapies and activities to help them through treatment for leukemia and beyond.
Our support services include:
Cancer psychology: Our licensed clinical psychologists are trained to help patients with cancer relieve the stress, sadness, and anxiety that can be associated with cancer and its treatments.
EMBRACE Survivorship: EMBRACE is a half-day survivorship symposium designed to assist patients and their families with physical, emotional, and practical issues that can arise during the cancer journey.
Integrative therapies: Therapies such as art therapy and expressive writing are designed to improve well-being and quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
Oncology nutrition: Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Our dietitians help patients make informed food choices and ensure nutritional needs are being met during and after treatment.
Oncology rehabilitation: Cancer rehabilitation specialists help patients maintain or return to functional independence.
Oncology social work: Social workers trained to work with patients who have cancer assist with any of the challenges patients might face during or after treatment.
Spiritual support: Our chaplains provide interfaith support for patients, caregivers, and families.
Support groups and classes: Meeting with others who have gone through or are going through similar cancer journeys can be supportive and therapeutic. Cancer support groups focus on compassion and access to resources.
Transitional care coordination: Our coordinators help patients transition between care settings, such as from a hospital to home.