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Support & Survivorship

Because bone and soft tissue cancers can affect important parts of the body, Wilmot Cancer Institute provides the area’s most extensive support services for patients and their families.

Survivorship 

Addressing the side effects of bone and soft tissue cancer and its treatments is a critical part of the care Wilmot provides. The survivorship care team includes highly trained specialists such as:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists 
  • Pain management specialists
  • Orthotics and prosthetics 
  • Reconstructive surgeons
  • Social workers

A healthy life after cancer is the goal of every patient. But the best way to achieve that varies widely — depending on you, your type of cancer, and the treatment you received. The Wilmot Cancer Institute offers the area’s only Survivorship Program. Each patient receives a comprehensive, personalized plan for life after bladder cancer. To learn more about the program, talk with your care team.

Palliative care

At Wilmot Cancer Institute, physicians from UR Medicine’s Palliative Care Program are key members of the care team. Palliative care focuses on alleviating the pain and symptoms — such as nausea and shortness of breath — that can come with a serious illness like cancer and its treatment. Sometimes confused with hospice, palliative care can accompany any and all desired medical treatment for cancer or other conditions. It is about helping those facing cancer and their families live better while they’re undergoing treatment.