The UK Markey Cancer Center is known for providing state-of-the-art care for cancer patients, incorporating the latest advances in surgery, chemotherapy and radiation medicine.
However, cancer patients have needs that even these treatments cannot reach. They may have pain from their disease or secondary to treatment. They often experience anxiety or depression. They may undergo a spiritual crisis. Some are overwhelmed by decisions they have to make concerning their care. Many worry about family members who rely upon them. Palliative care is a special branch of medicine dedicated to meeting these patient needs.
Palliative care and integrative medicine at Markey Cancer Center currently includes:
- Jin Shin Jyutsu.
- Nutrition information and planning.
- Psych-Oncology services.
- A variety of support groups and local resources.
- Palliative care resources at UK HealthCare.
- Art therapy.
To learn more about the support services available at the UK Markey Cancer Center, you can visit Markey's Support Services section. For specific support information, consider the following pages.