Supportive Oncology is a specialized approach to care for people living with cancer. The main objective of Supportive Oncology is to improve quality of life by preventing or quickly treating symptoms of cancer and treatment side effects. This includes addressing psychological, social, and spiritual challenges that may arise throughout your treatment.

Benefits – Symptom Management

  • Pain Shortness of breath
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of weight
  • Anxiety/Depression

Psychosocial Support

  • Identify and connect you with your community resources
  • Counseling for individuals, couples and families
  • Advance care planning
  • Collaborate and coordinate care with your other doctors
  • Provide education on benefits, insurance and services
  • Advocate on behalf of you and your family

Supportive Oncology can begin…

at any point in your treatment journey, when you need assistance with managing your symptoms or need psychosocial or spiritual support, whether you are receiving disease directed therapy or not.

Patient Testimonials

The Supportive Oncology Team

“We have developed a Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Program which adds an extra layer of multidisciplinary support to standard oncologic care. The program’s key goal is to improve and preserve quality of life by addressing physical symptoms and emotional aspects of living with cancer. Patients are entitled to participate in the program at any point in their treatment journey”
says Dr. Groysman, Leader of Queens Medical Associates Supportive Oncology Program