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Support Services

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be worried and uncertain about the future. At Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, you will find the care and support you need for your mind, body and spirit.

Cancer Support Services: Why Choose Vanderbilt-Ingram

We understand that you are more than your illness. You and your family are important to us, and we want to help you feel better, physically and emotionally. At Vanderbilt-Ingram we offer support services, including:

Patient navigators
Patient navigators may be available for ongoing support during your cancer journey. These navigators can help you coordinate many needs, whether medical or practical.

A patient navigator will help:

  • Find lodging
  • Plan your finances and insurance coverage
  • Schedule treatments, surgeries and follow-up visits
  • Arrange transportation and childcare
  • Secure psychological services as needed

Classes and wellness services
We offer a long list of classes, groups and services, from caregiver support groups to acupuncture and stress reduction. View the Patient and Family Support Programs and Calendar.

Extended outpatient hours
Cancer goes beyond 9 to 5, and so do we. We understand that you and your family appreciate flexibility, so we offer some evening hours for outpatient treatments such as chemotherapy.

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of only a few centers in the world providing holistic care for your body, mind and spirit. The center offers research-based therapies such as yoga, acupuncture and massage to help you feel stronger and more involved in your care. Learn more about the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Psychological support during cancer treatment
Cancer can take an emotional toll on you and your family. Our team of nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers will spend time with you to address any challenges and evaluate your stress levels. We make sure that you get the help you need.

Palliative care for cancer
Palliative care is about helping you live your best quality of life and making the best medical decisions throughout diagnosis and treatment. Our palliative care specialists use their expertise, sensitivity and compassion to help you and your family make care decisions. We ideally meet with you at the time of your diagnosis and are available throughout your treatment to give your support and guidance. Learn more about palliative care at Vanderbilt-Ingram.