Supportive care includes physical, psychological, social, and spiritual support for patients and their families. There are many types of supportive care. Examples include pain management, nutritional support, counseling, exercise, music therapy, meditation, and palliative care.
Behavioral Medicine Clinic
Coping with cancer or other serious illnesses can be highly challenging. The UAMS Behavioral Medicine Clinic offers clinical care for patients and family members dealing with difficult life changes. We provide support and help you learn ways to enhance your quality of life and wellness, improve coping, and manage symptoms.Learn More
A cancer diagnosis can lead to many challenging decisions, some of which center on the cost of healthcare. We are committed to working with you so financial concerns don’t hinder your ability to receive the medical care you need.Learn More
Proper nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Our oncology dietitian will provide you with expertise in food and nutrition and can give individual recommendations based on your diagnosis to make the most of the foods you eat before, during and after cancer treatment.Learn More
By speaking to a pharmacist, patients and their families can gain a better understanding of the medications they have been prescribed and the possible side effects and interactions they could experience.Learn More
Cancer affects not only the patient but also everyone close to him or her. The Cancer Institute social workers are available to you and your support system throughout your time with us. If you would like to speak to a social worker, call 501-603-1612 or talk to your nurse.Learn More
Cancer support groups are meetings for people with cancer and those touched by the disease. They can have many benefits. Even though a lot of people receive support from friends and family, the number one reason they join a support group is to be with others with similar cancer experiences. Some research shows that joining a support group improves both quality of life and survival.Find a Support Group