Managing Symptoms & Side Effects

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During your treatment journey, you may experience symptoms from the disease or side effects from therapy that can take a toll on your body. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we have an array of services that can help make you more comfortable during treatment. Our specialists in integrative medicine, palliative care and pain management, rehabilitation, and dermatologic health services are available to help you manage your symptoms.

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What you need to know
Rehabilitation Services
The occupational and physical therapists who staff Memorial Sloan Kettering’s physical rehabilitation department have special expertise in the care of patients with cancer.
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Pain Management
Our pain management program ensures that people who have pain are identified as soon as possible and are treated appropriately and effectively.
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Dermatologic Health
Therapies for cancer can affect skin health. We offer evaluation and treatments that can help minimize these side effects.
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Sexual Health & Fertility
Cancer and its treatment can affect your sexual functioning as well as your ability to have a child naturally. Our specialists in sexual health and fertility preservation are available to help men and women with these issues.
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Cognitive Changes (Chemo Brain)
Our neuropsychologists are licensed psychologists who can assess your cognitive skills and symptoms, help clarify the most likely cause of cognitive changes, and make recommendations to improve the difficulties you are experiencing.
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Integrative Medicine
Our Integrative Medicine Service offers a range of wellness therapies that are designed to work together with traditional medical treatments. Visit us today.
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Care for Older Patients
Memorial Sloan Kettering offers programs and care specifically focused on the needs of older cancer patients. Learn about our programs for medication management, rehabilitation, nutrition, and more.
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Supportive Care
Comprehensive cancer care at MSK addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients.
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