Myeloma Support Services
Receiving a myeloma diagnosis and undergoing treatment can be challenging. Patients might have questions about the disease, need relief from treatment side effects, or just need someone to talk to.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a range of support services for our patients who have myeloma. These services include:
Cancer psychology: Our licensed clinical psychologists are trained to help patients cope with the stress, sadness, and nervousness 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 make sure 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 are available to assist with any challenges patients 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 as they transition between care settings, such as from a hospital to home.