Patient Support Groups at the Cancer Institute

The physicians, nurses and other professionals who staff the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute understand that serious illness can take a toll on the spirit as well as the body. They are dedicated to creating a caring and compassionate environment for our patients.

As patients and their families and friends undergo the stresses and emotional strain of cancer treatment, they may wish to take advantage of the many support groups available through the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

Cedars-Sinai Resources

Cedars-Sinai's Sarcoma Support Group

Cedars-Sinai's Sarcoma Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Join other patients with sarcoma. Learn and share your experiences - peer to peer.

The meetings are held at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center, Mezzanine Conference Room, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP to (310) 423-1190.

Look Good . . . Feel Better

Cedars-Sinai's Look Good . . . Feel Better Program is offered at the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center in collaboration with the American Cancer Society throughout the year. For information, call (310) 423-0638.

Cedars-Sinai's Spiritual Care Services

Cedars-Sinai's Spiritual Care Services provides in-hospital spiritual support for persons of all faiths. For more information, call (310) 423-5550.

GenRISKĀ® Adult Genetics Program

The GenRISK Adult Genetics Program at Cedars-Sinai provides genetic risk assessment, diagnosis, testing and counseling for cancer susceptibility genes. For more information, call (310) 423-9913.

Case Management

Cedars-Sinai's social workers can help with the personal, family and financial issues of illness. For more information, call Case Management at (310) 423-4446.

Food and Nutrition Services

Food and Nutrition Services at Cedars-Sinai evaluates each hospitalized patient's dietary needs. For more information, please call (310) 423-4524.

The Pain Center

The Pain Center at Cedars-Sinai provides patients with specialists who are skilled in controlling pain. For more information, contact The Pain Center at (310) 423-9600.

Psychiatry Liaison Services

Cedars-Sinai's Psychiatry Liaison Services provides personalized counseling and support. This service requires a physician's referral. For more information, please call (310) 423-3465.

Appearance and Self-Esteem Resources

Cancer and its treatment can change the way you look and, consequently, the way you feel about yourself. This list of appearance and self-esteem resources* provides services, sources and accessories to help you look your best during and after treatment.