From the time of diagnosis onward, people coping with cancer benefit from an extra layer of support to help them and their families deal with cancer and its impact on body, mind, and spirit.

The goal of our Cancer Survivorship Support Program is to help people regain and maintain well-being throughout the entire cancer experience from diagnosis, through treatment, and after treatment has ended, by supporting and empowering them to cope with the disease and its effects so that they may live life fully.

Studies have shown that many people receiving the types of care we provide experience less anxiety and depression and do better overall.

How we Help

Our interdisciplinary team, including our Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Counselor, Medical Social Worker, Chaplain, Medical Director, and Volunteer Coordinator, works collaboratively with a person’s physician(s) and other health care practitioners. Care is provided in any setting – office, hospital, home, or nursing home. Patients and caregivers also have access to our excellent group of volunteers willing to help in many ways.

Services
– Individual and/or family education, counseling, and support
Patient navigator services
– Pain and symptom control
– Stress/distress management
– Mind/Body education and care
Advance Care Planning
– Comprehensive care as needed
Coping with Cancer Support Group
Caregiver Support Group
Volunteer assistance and companionship
Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Transportation Fund
Look Good Feel Better Program
Survivorship Services
– Referrals as needed
– End of life care as needed

We help empower patients to become active participants in the management of their care.

Cost of Care
All services provided directly by our program’s staff are completely free of charge. We receive no insurance reimbursement and are able to provide these crucial services thanks to the generosity of the Nantucket community and the dedicated work of PASCON Foundation and Swim Across America which raise funds to support our program.

For further information, please call or email today.
Pick up a brochure at our office or download here.

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

A Partnership in Caring

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