Resources for New Oncology Patients
As a new patient of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Cancer Center, you and your family might be feeling overwhelmed. While there is a lot of information to take in, we want to highlight these resources that we hope you’ll find useful.
We encourage you to sign up for MyCHOP
MyCHOP is a secure system that provides parents and legal guardians online access to their child's medical record and health information from a computer, tablet or iPhone. The available information includes lab results, appointment information, medications, and immunizations.
Take advantage of our Psychosocial Services
At the Cancer Center, the support we offer families goes far beyond our team of doctors and nurses. Social workers, psychologists, child life specialists, creative arts therapists and teachers form the Oncology Psychosocial Services Program staff. Our psychosocial staff helps your child and family adjust to illness, addresses the psychological effects of treatment, connects you to resources in the community, keeps your child engaged in classwork and much more.
Explore the option offered by our Integrative Oncology Program
We offer options in addition to traditional medicine for managing symptoms, coping with treatment side effects and improving your child’s quality of life. “Integrative health” is a term to describe therapies and practices that combine conventional and complementary approaches to address the medical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness. Yoga, acupuncture and massage are examples of integrative health.
Watch a tour of CHOP’s Outpatient Oncology Clinics
Once you are discharged from the hospital, you will begin coming to one of our three outpatient clinics to receive treatment for part of the day and then go home. The clinics are located at our Philadelphia Campus in the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, at our Specialty Care & Surgery Center in King of Prussia, Pa., and at our Specialty Care & Surgery Center in Voorhees, N.J. We will give you a full educational session that will prepare you for these clinic visits, but in the meantime, you can begin to familiarize yourself with what happens during a clinic visit by watching one or all of the video tours.