UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a full range of support services beyond clinical care. Patients have access to services that include psychological support, cancer prevention and education, palliative care for those facing severe or terminal illness, nutrition, spirituality, mind/body, and holistic approaches to healing and wellness.
Many of these services are provided by the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology (located on the UCLA campus), which is part of the Jonsson Cancer Center and designed to help patients and family members optimize their wellness and address the challenges throughout the continuum of cancer care.
Mind, Body and Spiritual Care
People facing a cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery have recognized for a long time the importance of psychological counseling, self-expression and support. Simms/Mann provides a wealth of services, many free of charge, to patients and their families.
Pain Management and Palliative Care
Palliative Care provides an "extra layer of support" to patients and families facing severe or terminal illnesses, such as cancer. UCLA Health System offers multidisciplinary palliative care, with doctors, nurses and other caregivers working together to manage pain and symptoms from cancer.
Complementary medicine refers to medical practices that are not part of standard medical care. Studies are underway to determine the safety and usefulness of many complementary approaches, which are often used in conjunction with standard treatments.
Nutrition and Supplements
Simms/Mann offers education and support to assist patients, survivors and caregivers on how you can become an active partner in your own health care and make changes in diet and lifestyle to optimize your well-being.
Physical Appearance Needs
Reflections is a boutique and consultation suite operated by the Simms/Mann Center to help individuals manage the physical appearance changes brought about by cancer and its treatment.
For Children and Young Adults
The Simms/Mann center and UCLA Health System provide supportive care programs for child and young adult patients, and their caregivers and families.
Advanced Care and Planning
The Simms/Mann center provides additional supportive care programs for patients in the advanced stages of their disease.
Educational Materials and Resources
The Simms/Mann center offers many additional supportive care resources, including articles, a newsletter and community links.