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The staff of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) offers patients a range of services and care to support not only the physical demands of cancer treatment, but the emotional challenges faced by patients and their families as well.

Patient Navigator

A full-time Patient Navigator is available to help patients and their families get access to the many resources available through UMGCCC and the American Cancer Society.

Patient Resource Center

The Patient Resource Center, located on the first floor of the Weinberg Building, is available to patients and families. The Resource Center offers pamphlets, books, audiotapes and videotapes on a wide range of cancer-related topics. A computer with Internet access allows you to review educational web sites during your visit to UMGCCC. The Center also offers wellness classes and seminars. To contact the Patient Resource Center, call 410-328-9355.

Patient Representatives

A patient representative or a nurse manager is always available to address specific issues or to assist in problem solving. Patient representatives can be reached at 410-328-8777.

Survivorship Program

UMGCCC has a Chemotherapy Education and Survivorship Program to give patients, their family members and their caregivers the tools and education they need throughout their cancer journey. The program provides an orientation to UMGCCC and helps patients know how to better manage side effects caused by cancer or cancer treatment. After treatment, the program provides patients with a Survivorship Care Plan that outlines their follow-up care with their primary care physician. For more information about this program, talk with your UMGCCC healthcare team.

Psychosocial Services

UMGCCC has a staff psychologist, as well as nurses, social workers and other professionals who understand the special needs of cancer patients and their families. UMGCCC staff can help patients cope with the emotional aspects of their illness and the effects of cancer treatment. We also assist patients in making plans when it is time to leave the hospital.

Psychological and social support services for patients:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Palliative care and symptom management
  • Spiritual care
  • Psychosocial oncology program, including the following:
    -- Individual and family counseling
    -- Stress management and relaxation training
    -- Support with decision-making
    -- Grief counseling
    -- Medication management for depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders
  • Social Work

To schedule an appointment with a UMGCCC counselor, please call 410-328-6553. Our doctors and nurses can also provide referrals.