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Well-being during cancer treatment can be impacted by emotional, social, physical, or spiritual issues. Patients are often reluctant to talk about these important issues— the essence of who they are—with their physicians. Yet addressing these “important things” can actually improve both cancer care and outcomes.
Patient & Family Support Services is a specialized service dedicated to the strengthening of meaning, value, resilience, transcendence, and dignity; improved quality of life; and the relief of emotional suffering. We work as part of Moores Cancer Center care teams to provide integrated, whole-person care.
We have expertise and experience in treating psychiatric and psychological needs—such as depression, anxiety, or insomnia—as well as providing other kinds of support. Our services are available to patients and families dealing with cancer and receiving care at Moores Cancer Center or other UC San Diego-affiliated cancer care sites.
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PFSS is funded through grants and private philanthropy. Find out more about becoming a PFSS supporter. The help of volunteers greatly benefits all of our programs. We welcome volunteers for administrative assistance, research support, and patient and family care support. Please call (858) 822-5381 to learn more.