Jul 15, 2015 10:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center


Coping with cancer is hard.

Patients and their families often feel afraid, helpless, and sad. Navigating the health-care system can seem overwhelming. Patient and Family Support Services at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) helps cancer patients and their family members learn to cope. The licensed clinical support professionals on our staff are important members of HCI’s cancer treatment team.

Support professionals are caring listeners. They can refer patients to other resources for their individual needs, help them ease distress related to cancer, and guide them through the health-care system.

Patient and Family Support team members work with patients one-on-one, as a family, or in groups. With help from support professionals, patients and their families can draw on inner and community resources to address the problems that often come with cancer.

To contact HCI Patient and Family Support Services, call 801-213-5699 or ask your doctor or nurse to refer you.


Cancer Learning Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute
cancerinfo@hci.utah.edu

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