Integrative Therapies Program
The physicians and staff of University Cancer & Blood Center are committed to the best possible outcome for every patient who walks through our doors. We understand that cancer isn’t just physical. Healing takes place at many levels. We believe in integrative care to treat the whole person. University Cancer & Blood Center patients have access to many integrative therapies that include emotional care, stress management, nutrition counseling, music therapy, massage therapy, and palliative care if therapy ceases to work. We know that to heal is to make whole. And healing is one of the things we do best.
Our licensed clinical social worker offers individual, couples, and family counseling in a safe, caring environment to assist with coping, problem-solving, managing uncertainty, issues related to sexuality and intimacy, survivorship concerns, end of life care, and bereavement support.
We also offer mindfulness-based counseling for individuals, couples and families. Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction is a structured counseling program that emphasizes quality of life throughout all stages of a cancer diagnosis and includes focusing awareness to the present moment, deep breathing exercises, guided meditation, and gentle movement or yoga.
Our oncology social workers provide counseling and education to assist patients in determining whether they are at risk for hereditary cancers, including hereditary breast, ovarian, colon, and other related cancers. Genetic testing for hereditary cancers is available.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
University Cancer & Blood Center and Oconee Nutrition Consultants have teamed up to offer you on-site nutritional counseling and support, provided by a licensed and registered dietitian with specialty certifications in oncology nutrition and weight management.
Massage therapy offers benefits of relaxation and healing through safe and effective techniques for cancer patients and caregivers. University Cancer & Blood Center and Athens Healing Massage Therapy present affordable massage therapy for patients and caregivers with the convenience of on-site services.
We offer an exciting opportunity for patients and caregivers to find healing and support through music therapy. At the medical oncology clinic, Music Therapy Services of Athens will offer professional music therapy to individuals and groups, including state of the art BETAR therapy, for a unique healing opportunity.
*The above services are fee-based.