Empowering Patients through our Services
Every step of a cancer journey can bring uncertainty – from initial diagnosis to treatment – even through to survivorship. The unknowns are simply more relevant to your day-to-day life. Learning about what to expect during any phase of care can be empowering – and reassuring – to both patients and family members.
Support services are now a standard of care for cancer centers of excellence. At the Georgia Cancer Center, we have an entire team of specialists that can assist with any need, including:
- Social workers
- Rehabilitation Specialists
- Image Recovery Specialists
- Patient Educators
If you or a loved one is anxious about what to expect or if you are noticing more emotional reactions or less tolerance during any phase of cancer care, we’re here to help. A serious health concern can disrupt your life and your relationships – and research has shown that support services can be very beneficial. With extensive experience across all types of cancer – we know each patient has a different path of care for their unique cancer diagnosis – and we know how much supportive care can help. We also have ongoing research studies focusing on symptom management and quality of life.
Leadership Expertise in Supportive Therapy
Fellowship-trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Amy Lowery-Allison is the Director of Support Services at the Georgia Cancer Center, with an emphasis on a comprehensive and whole-person approach to cancer support services. By helping our cancer patients, family members and caregivers better understand the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of cancer, we can provide coping skills and supportive therapy, including:
- Individual and Family Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Supportive Therapy
- Relaxation Therapy
- Guided Imagery
- Existential Therapy
- Behavioral Sleep Therapy
- Cancer Stress Management
- Music Therapy
- Group Therapy
Contact Us for More Information
Our team understands that anyone experiencing the stress of an illness can benefit from supportive care. If you have questions about how to access support services at the Georgia Cancer Center, please reach out by phone at (706) 721-1684 or email.