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As one of the leading and most innovative cancer care facilities in the country, Levine Cancer Institute operates within a unique model of care that provides diverse communities access to world- class care, close to home. This academic hybrid model combines two important bodies of work – academics and oncology research – with compassionate, community-based cancer care. Levine Cancer Institute has been recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top 50 cancer centers in the country.

If you’re facing bone sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma or metastatic bone cancer, Levine Cancer Institute offers the specialized experts and advanced treatments you need to treat your rare cancer.

Our team of nationally renowned physicians uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas, with a focus on removing your tumors and saving your limbs. With a dedicated care team, a wide range of clinical trials and an array of support services, we give you complete care through every step of your cancer journey.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 980-442-2000.

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Sarcoma Care at Levine Cancer Institute

Levine Cancer Institute: Department of Supportive Oncology

There’s one common thread that connects all people facing cancer: the need for a good support system.

Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute’s Department of Supportive Oncology offers clinics and programs to support you, your family, and your caregivers throughout your cancer journey. Our goal is to decrease symptoms, improve health, facilitate recovery and nurture well-being.

The Levine Cancer Institute’s Department of Supportive Oncology became the first “Center of Excellence in Supportive Care & Cancer” in the United States by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care & Cancer (MASCC). It also earned international recognition as a “Centre of Integrated Oncology & Palliative Care” by the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

Learn more about our cancer support programs:

  1. Integrative oncology: Physicians specially trained in integrative oncology along with support staff work with your primary oncology team to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of you and your family members throughout treatment and survivorship.
  2. Cancer nutrition services: Registered dietitians will help you develop a plan to nourish your body throughout your cancer treatment – including the times when it’s challenging to find foods you can eat – and during recovery.
  3. Patient navigation: Coping with a cancer diagnosis and navigating the complex system of cancer care – with its many physicians and treatment options – can be overwhelming. Nurse navigators are here to help you understand the many resources and options that come with cancer care.
  4. Cancer rehabilitation: Offering comprehensive cancer rehabilitation services designed to support your well-being during and after cancer treatment. Experts will help you create a customized plan to reduce the side effects of treatment, restore physical and cognitive function, and improve your overall quality of life. Depending on your needs, your care team may include specialists in physiatry, neuropsychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology.
  5. Cancer survivorship: It can be challenging to adjust to your new normal after beating cancer. Cancer survivorship programs are designed to address the physical, emotional and medical challenges that you may face after your treatment is complete, so that you can live a full and healthy life. Within six months of completing treatment, you’ll receive a written survivorship care plan to help you transition to the next phase of your care. They’ll help you understand the plan and will share it with your primary care physician.
  6. Psycho-oncology: Offering specialized psycho-oncology care to help you and your loved ones cope with emotional stress throughout your cancer journey. A team of experts – which includes psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and clinical social workers – will work with you to create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs.
  7. Senior oncology: Age can affect how your cancer is treated. At the multidisciplinary Senior Oncology Clinic, they do a comprehensive geriatric assessment to make sure you’re receiving the best possible care. And at the Geriatric Oncology Care Clinic, a specialized geriatric physician will help you manage your symptoms and guide you through your treatment.
  8. Palliative medicine: Palliative medicine experts provide specialized care to cancer patients experiencing distress at any point during their cancer journey. The goal is to improve your quality of life through symptom management, care coordination and advance care planning.
  9. Support groups: Support groups provide an opportunity to talk about coping with cancer, learn more about treatment and connect with others. Offering disease-specific support groups led by experienced facilitators for patients, caregivers and family members. For information about current support groups, call the Cancer Resource Center at 980-442-1006.

To learn more about our services, email us at LCISupportiveOncology@AtriumHealth.org.

Follow LCI Supportive Oncology on YouTube.com to access their video content on a variety of topics.

To schedule a clinic appointment, please call the Department of Supportive Oncology at 980-442-2500.

Department of Supportive Oncology