Supportive Oncology

Karmanos' Supportive Oncology Specialists

Our Supportive Oncology Multidisciplinary Team works with each of our multidisciplinary teams to provide patients expert support for:

  • Symptom control 
  • Pain management
  • Psychological and spiritual needs
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Caregivers
  • Advanced care planning
  • Coordination of care

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our cancer patients and their families. These services are available from the time of diagnosis throughout all phases of treatment and care.

Innovative, Individualized Care

The Supportive Care team prides itself on providing a passionate, caring and respectful team-based approach to respond to our patients' physical and emotional needs.

Appointment Information

Appointments are scheduled following a referral from our patients' physician.

Patient Stories

Meghan Malley

Karmanos Cancer Institute

At just 29 years old, Meghan Malley was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2011. Throughout the course of nine years, a lot has changed. She’s undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation,...

John Raithel

Karmanos Cancer Institute

I had the support of a three-legged stool: a hopeful attitude, my wife and family, and the exceptional care at Karmanos,” John says. “If patients can have those three things, they can reach their p...

Andrea Schroeder

Karmanos Cancer Institute

"They opened the radiation center an hour early for me," Schroeder said. "I said, 'I don't want to inconvenience people. I don't want to change people's jobs,' and they said, 'You are doing the peo...
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