Support Services


The Abramson Cancer Center offers a wide range of supportive services to address key areas of concern for cancer patients and their families.

We offer a wide range of educational materials and support activities that provide education and support to address key areas of concern for cancer patients and their loved ones. Our classes, brochures, booklets, videos, workshops and conferences that provide information that provide you and your family with the latest information on:

  • Your particular type of cancer
  • Advances in treatment
  • What to expect
  • Strategies to manage the side effects of treatment
  • Living beyond the diagnosis of cancer

Also, our support group meetings provide people with cancer and their loved ones information and support.

In This Section

  • Counseling for Patients and Family

    Counseling provides cancer patients and their families support, coping techniques and interventions that help patients regain a sense of well-being.

  • Faith and Hope Boutique

    The Faith and Hope Boutique at the Abramson Cancer Center offers a wide range of products and services that help you look and feel your best.

  • Home Care Services

    Penn home infusion therapy helps patients receive medications, blood products, and other fluids in the comfort of their home.

  • Hospice

    The goal of hospice is to assist patients and families with the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects associated with terminal illness.

  • Nutrition Resources

    Get nutrition tips, printable information sheets, and read frequently asked questions about nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment.

  • Nutritional Counseling

    Nutritional counseling by registered dietitians is available for all patients being treated for cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center.

  • Palliative Care and Pain Management

    Abramson Cancer Center’s palliative care team works together with you and your family to manage symptoms, coordinate care and discuss your goals of care.

  • Pastoral Care

    Chaplains and pastoral care are available at the Abramson Cancer Center to help you with your spiritual needs.

  • Patient Education

    The Abramson Cancer Center offers a wide range of educational materials that empower patients and their families.

  • Patient Navigators

    Oncology patient navigators are committed to improving the experience of those suffering from cancer.

  • Oncology Social Workers

    Oncology Social Workers provide support to patients, families, and caregivers who are dealing with cancer.

  • Stress Management

    Mindfulness-based stress reduction is uniquely effective in coping with the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

  • Support Groups

    A variety of support groups are available at the Abramson Cancer Center to help cancer patients and their families.

  • Talking to Friends and Family

    Cancer patients often feel alone with their diagnosis. A support network can help create a sense of connections with others during and after treatment.

Nurse comforting patient

Many of our patient education programs are recognized by the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Patient Education Network.