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Supportive Care Medicine

The Patient and Family Support Program is a comprehensive resource. Our team is available to patients every step of the way. Patients can always reach out if they have questions or concerns.

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The Cedars-Sinai Supportive Care Medicine team brings together specialists in symptom management, including pain, that can also help to navigate care goals, make treatment decisions and reduce the side effects of cancer therapies.

Cancer Care Planning

For cancer patients, treatment plans or goals may change over time. Our team helps patients identify their goals of care, encourages patients to express their desired and undesired medical treatments and helps to ensure that goals are honored.

Symptom Management for Cancer Patients

Common health symptoms related to cancer care and treatment include, but not limited to:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping
  • Constipation
  • Oral irritation
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Taste issues
  • Lack of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea

Assistant Medical Director, Supportive Care Medicine/Oncology

"We see supportive care medicine's role for people with cancer as an additional layer of support providing specialist symptom management, goal clarification, coordination of care with the treating oncologist and assessment for additional emotional, nutritional and spiritual needs. We help assure all of the patient's needs are being addressed."

The Patient and Family Support Program is a comprehensive resource. Our team is available to patients every step of the way. Patients can always reach out if they have questions or concerns.

For more information