Supportive therapies are therapies to treat symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatments, reduce pain and improve quality of life. These can vary widely depending on the condition and individual patient case. These therapies can counter the effects of pain, fatigue, depression, cognitive functioning, nausea and weight loss with the goal of maximizing daily functioning and strengthening coping skills.
The Supportive and Pain Management Center at Northwell provides state-of-the-art treatments that improve the quality of care and life for patients along the entire spectrum of the cancer experience. The team members provide relief from various symptoms that may occur such as pain, fatigue, depression, nausea and neuropathy.
As one of the first programs of its kind, the center’s Bone Metastases Program created to support and improve the lives of patients with advanced spinal and skeletal bone metastases.