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
Meet your support team at the Huntington Hospital Cancer 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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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
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
The Huntington Hospital Cancer 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 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.
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.
Cancer Pain and Symptom Management
The Palliative Care Program at Huntington Hospital provides 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.
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 Hospital Cancer 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.