The Survivorship Center at the Tate Cancer Center provides the following services to patients who have completed treatment for cancer at UM BWMC:
Assistance and Emotional Support
- Our oncology social worker is here to assist with any practical and emotional needs you may have. She is available to provide support to you and your family throughout your experience with cancer. To make an appointment, please call 410-553-8146.
- Rehabilitation can improve the quality of life for people being treated for or who have completed treatment for cancer. Rehab can improve strength, decrease pain, treat lymphedema and much more. If you have an impairment or discomfort related to your cancer or cancer treatment, talk to one of your treating providers to see if rehab can help you. To make an appointment with one of the UM BWMC rehab therapists, call 410-787-4433.
- The cost of cancer care can be a significant financial burden. It is important to understand your insurance benefits and ask for help when you need it. For questions about your UM BWMC bills, contact our financial support team at 410-787-4440. To find out if you qualify for any financial assistance, visit www.cancer.net or www.nccn.org. Or, contact our oncology social worker at 410-553-8146.
- Our certified genetic counselor, Katie Bisordi, MS, MGC, CGC meets with patients to review their personal and family history of cancer. After a thorough review of these histories, she will discuss if genetic testing and/or additional cancer screening is appropriate for you. If testing is recommended, she will talk you through the process and answer any questions you have so that you and your family can make informed decisions. Click here for more information about genetic counseling. To make an appointment, call 410-553-8146.
- Massage therapy is available for patients receiving chemotherapy at UM BWMC. A massage therapist is available on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Patients can ask for a massage on the day of that Tuesday or they can sign up ahead of time. For more information, please call your infusion office: Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates at 410-553-8122 or UM BWMC Oncology and Hematology at 410-553-8360.
- We offer free therapeutic yoga to our cancer survivors and their caregivers, twice a month. Classes are offered in the conference room on the first floor of the Tate Center, the first Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon and the third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested, please call 410-553-8146 for more information and to register. Click here to try a meditation from one of our yoga classes.
- Learn about the many offerings also available at our affiliate, the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine.
- Michele Hanks, RD is our registered dietitian. Advice from a dietitian can help you manage symptoms before, during and after cancer treatment. She will work with you on your individual dietary needs and goals, and develop a nutrition plan that works best for you and complements your health conditions. Visit www.mybwmc.org/dietitianservices for more information about our outpatient dietitian services. Click here for eating tips before, during and after cancer treatment. To make an appointment, please call 410-553-8187.
Palliative and Hospice Care
- We work with palliative care and local hospice teams to ensure you experience the highest quality of life. We have an on-site palliative care specialist in our Tate Cancer Center who offers palliative care consultations and appointments throughout the week. To learn more about this specialized approach to care, visit www.cancer.net. If you have questions about or would like to know more about palliative or hospice care, please talk to one of your treating providers. Or, contact our oncology social worker at 410-553-8179.
- Dealing with cancer requires a supportive team. Spiritual support is a part of that team. A Chaplain is available to provide spiritual support Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 410-553-4183. The UM BWMC Chapel is also open 24 hours a day and is located in the lower level of the West Building. Click here for more information.
Access to the Healing Garden
- The Healing Garden is located behind the Tate Cancer Center and offers a peaceful retreat for patients and their families. We invite you to visit the garden and enjoy the green, relaxing setting during your appointments with your cancer care providers.
Take a Tour of the Center
- Are you wondering what the infusion center looks like, or the radiation center, or the post-surgery hospital unit? Have you seen the healing garden yet? Let us give you a free tour of the Tate Cancer Center or the hospital to help get you acquainted. Call us at 410-553-8179 to set up a tour.