Supportive Care

At the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, we understand that cancer is more than just a physical disease. A diagnosis of cancer begins a long journey that can affect physical health, mental well-being and relationships with loved ones. The Cancer Center offers a variety of programs and services to help patients, family members and friends with many of the emotional and practical aspects of coping with cancer. Please visit our Support Services pages and our Wellness department pages to learn more about these programs. All of our supportive care programs and services are available to anyone in the community who is living with cancer.

In this section we offer detailed descriptions of some of the more common coping issues that arise with a cancer diagnosis or when undergoing treatment for cancer. One of the best things patients can do to improve their quality of life is to learn more about their cancer. Information from credible sources can be very helpful in this respect.

If you need more information about coping with cancer, please visit the Resource Library which has an extensive collection of books, brochures, and CD's that address some of these concerns.



A

Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and Distress
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Anxiety Disorder
[Patients] [Health professionals]

C

Cardiopulmonary Syndromes
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Communication in Cancer Care
[Patients] [Health professionals]

D

Delirium
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Depression
[Patients] [Health professionals]

F

Family Caregivers in Cancer
[Patients]

Family Caregivers in Cancer: Roles and Challenges
[Health professionals]

Fatigue
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Fever, Sweats, and Hot Flashes
[Patients] [Health professionals]

G

Gastrointestinal Complications
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Grief, Bereavement, and Coping With Loss
[Patients] [Health professionals]

H

Hypercalcemia
[Patients] [Health professionals]

L

Last Days of Life
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Levels of Evidence: Supportive and Palliative Care Studies
[Health professionals]

Lymphedema
[Patients] [Health professionals]

N

Nausea and Vomiting
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Nutrition in Cancer Care
[Patients] [Health professionals]

O

Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation
[Patients] [Health professionals]

P

Pain
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Pediatric Supportive Care
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Pruritus
[Patients] [Health professionals]

S

Sexuality and Reproductive Issues
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Sleep Disorders
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Smoking in Cancer Care
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Spirituality in Cancer Care
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Substance Abuse Issues In Cancer
[Patients] [Health professionals]

T

Transitional Care Planning
[Patients] [Health professionals]