Lung Cancer Support Services
Living with lung cancer or getting back to normal after treatment can be challenging. As cancer specialists, we want to make sure we address each patient’s unique needs at every point in their cancer journey.
To do so, UT Southwestern Medical Center has a specially trained support services staff who meets with patients and their families during and after care. Our program also offers a range of therapies and activities to help them through treatment for lung cancer and beyond.
Our supportive services include:
Cancer psychology: Meet with a licensed clinical psychologist who is specially trained to help patients who have cancer.
EMBRACE Survivorship: A series of 10 seminars addresses important themes during and after care, such as cancer’s effect on family relationships, the importance of exercise, and fear of recurrence.
Integrative therapies: Activities such as art therapy and expressive writing are designed to improve well-being and quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
Oncology nutrition: Our dietitians help patients make informed food choices that are best for their health at various stages of cancer treatment and beyond.
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 be facing during or after treatment.
Spiritual support: Our chaplains provide interfaith support for patients, caregivers, and families.
Support groups and classes: Meeting with others in similar situations can be helpful and cathartic.
Transitional care coordination: Our caring staff offers help for patients as they transition between care settings, such as from hospital to home.