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At the University of Chicago Medicine, we deliver compassionate care for our cancer patients. Supportive oncology provides the following outpatient services to support you and your family during cancer treatment:
Palliative care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing relief from pain and other symptoms and stressors of serious illness. Throughout your treatment, a team of doctors, nurses and other providers delivers this care to improve quality of life for both you and your family. We work closely with the oncology team to provide an extra layer of support and assist with care coordination with other supportive services. Comprehensive palliative care consultation includes assessment and management of patients' needs, including:
Early nutrition intervention, including diet education and nutrition counseling and assessment, plays an important role in cancer treatment. We encourage you to make an appointment if you have any diet questions or are experiencing any of these symptoms:
Physical/occupational therapy services can help you minimize secondary symptoms and maintain your functional independence and quality of life. Our medical providers can address many symptoms and issues, including:
Range of motion
Diminished quality of life
Our licensed clinical social workers offer support to help you and your family adjust to diagnosis and treatment, define and maintain your quality of life, and cope with life changes. We work in close collaboration with psychology/psychiatry services. Our team also offers assistance in completing advance directives such as the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
Our social workers also can provide information and referral for resources related to:
Psychological and psychiatric services are available during cancer treatment and across the continuum of care (inpatient and outpatient). These services are provided by a multidisciplinary team involving psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, and includes:
We offer an individualized, comprehensive approach to help you overcome nicotine addiction. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of physicians, nurses and a tobacco treatment specialist. Social workers are also available to help patients access helpful resources as needed.
This outpatient suite provides a private, inviting and comforting space for patients and their loved ones to receive supportive services in one convenient location on the 6th floor of the UChicago Medicine Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park.
The Coleman Foundation Supportive Oncology Care Suite is a comfortable space for cancer patients and their families on the 6th floor of the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine.
We are a designated as an American Cancer Society Cancer Navigator Program, and offer a full range of services to assist you and your family through the cancer journey.
The Coleman Foundation Supportive Oncology Outpatient Care Suite is stocked with helpful, reputable reading materials to answer questions and ease fears.
The Coleman Foundation Supportive Oncology Outpatient Care Suite features comfortable rooms for private consultation with our care and support team.
The Coleman Foundation Supportive Oncology Outpatient Care Suite includes computer workstations to access helpful information online.