Sarcoma Support Services
Living with sarcoma or getting back to life after treatment can be challenging. As cancer specialists, we want to make sure we address each patient’s unique needs at every point in his or her cancer journey.
UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a variety of services to help our patients and their loved ones through sarcoma treatment and beyond. Our specially trained support services staff are available to meet whenever necessary.
Our cancer support services include:
- Cancer psychology: Meet with a licensed clinical psychologist who is specially trained to help cancer patients.
- 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: Activities such as guided imagery, meditation, and expressive writing aim to improve patients’ 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 and survivors maintain or return to their optimal function and quality of life.
- Oncology social work: Social workers trained to work with cancer patients are available to assist with any challenges faced during or after treatment.
- Spiritual support: Our chaplains offer interfaith support for patients and their families and caregivers.
- Support groups and classes: Meeting with others in similar situations can be helpful and cathartic.
- Transitional care coordination: We help patients as they transition between care settings, such as from the hospital to home.