Cancer Center Support Services

We provide a wide array of educational and support services to cancer patients and their families. This page includes brief overviews of the support services offered.

Meet your support team at the Huntington HospitalCancer Center.

Please contact us for more information (626) 397-2524. Please note that we require a physician referral to provide support services.

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Support Groups

We host a number of cancer support groups for those newly diagnosed with cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal and prostate patients.

Click here to view support groups in our Events Calendar.

  • Breast Cancer Support Groups
  • Lung Cancer Support Group
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Gynecological Cancer Support Group
  • Cantonese Speaking Cancer Support Group
  • Lymphedema Support Group
  • Grief and Loss Support Group

Appearance Center

The Constance G. Zahorik Appearance Center, located in the Huntington Pavilion, assists patients in dealing with the cosmetic side effects of their cancer treatment. The following services are provided in a private setting by a licensed cosmetologist:

  • Skin and make-up consultation
  • Make-up consultation
  • A selection of attractive wigs
  • Personalized fitting and styling of wigs
  • Scarves and hats
  • Sun-protective clothing

Integrative Oncology

The Huntington HospitalCancer Center was founded on the philosophy of a whole-person, patient-centered approach to cancer care. Our cancer center provides patients with a range of complementary services designed to support them through each phase of their cancer treatment.

In addition to massage therapy, group meditation and hypnotherapy through our on-site partners, we provide the following integrative oncology services:

Services and Classes

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the energy flow (or “chi”). The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and healthy energy flow to the body to control pain and other symptoms.

Suzie Kline is an on-site licensed acupuncturist nurse practitioner who provides acupuncture therapy, Chinese nutritional consulting, Kinesio taping, mindfulness and breathing exercise, and integrative health coaching.

Exercise Classes

Therapeutic Yoga: Yoga House provides a series of classes for cancer patients. Each class offers a synthesis of several natural healing modalities. Prescription from physician is required in advance.

Specialty Care

Cancer Pain and Symptom Management

The Palliative Care Program at Huntington Hospitalprovides treatment for the relief of cancer symptoms such as pain and treatment-related side effects. The program is led by specially trained registered nurses who work closely with the patient’s physician to improve the patient’s comfort and quality of life during their cancer treatment.

Lymphedema Review Class

Early diagnosis and treatment for lymphedema is important to help reduce symptoms and prevent the condition from progressing. Huntington Hospital offers a patient education class to review the signs, symptoms and risk factors of lymphedema, and to provide information on managing lymphedema and the associated side effects. There is no charge to attend the class.

For more information please contact (626) 397-2524.

Genetic Counseling

Over the past several years, inherited factors, or genes, have been identified that can contribute to the development of some forms of breast, ovarian, colorectal and other types of cancer. The Huntington HospitalCancer Center offers hereditary cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling to people who are concerned about their personal and/or family history of cancer and risk to other family members.

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