We understand that a cancer diagnosis is often a shock, and that the treatment itself can be as challenging as the disease. That’s why we offer an extensive array of support services for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. In addition to disease-specific support resources, there are a host of options available to all cancer patients during every phase of treatment—before, during, and after.
Cancer Support Groups – Marin General Hospital hosts, sponsors, and facilitates free support groups in an effort to optimize the health and healing of patients, family members and other caregivers of those with cancer.
Center for Integrative Health & Wellness – This unique program provides a wide range of integrative therapies to complement traditional medicine, helping patients to cope with both the disease and its treatment. Options are available for patients while in the hospital, and for outpatients, including massage, acupuncture, meditation, and even nutritional counseling specifically for cancer patients.
Health Resource Center – Located in the Cancer Center, this welcoming space in the atrium serves as a hub for valuable information.
Medical Library – There is a world of information on the Internet about cancer, and we can direct you to resources that are both reliable and accurate in our medical library.
Palliative Care – Members of the palliative care team work together with all hospital teams to assist patients and their loved ones in making informed healthcare decisions, managing symptoms, and providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support.
Patient Navigators – Offered through our Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, our patient navigators act as a “point person” to deliver personalized assistance throughout the treatment process. Navigators provide guidance, advocacy, education, support and resources. Patients who partner with a navigator from diagnosis to recovery often feel calmer and more in control. Currently, patient navigators are available to serve individuals diagnosed with breast, gastrointestinal and genitourinary (testicular and urologic) cancers.