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The Supportive Care Center provides comprehensive medical care by drawing on the best medical personnel available.
We enhance cancer treatment by mitigating the accompanying psychological problems that arise during diagnosis and treatment, management of concomitant acute and chronic diseases, treatment and rehabilitation for edema and musculoskeletal diseases, palliative therapy for patients with advanced cancer, promotion of health and prevention of disease before and after cancer treatment, and evaluation and management of hereditary cancer. We provide preventive and therapeutic services not only for patients with cancer but also for their families, helping patients overcome cancer and improve the quality of life.

Major areas of treatment

Specialties: infection, cancer rehabilitation, hereditary cancer, cancer pain, palliative care, psychological well-being, lifetime health, skin cancer prevention, scar treatment

Strengths

As a world-class hospital for the treatment of cancer, we have a track record of exceptional healthcare outcomes:

  • Manage various health issues that arise during treatment for cancer
  • Improve psychological well-being and quality of life for patients with cancer
  • Provide health management after remission
  • Provide disease prevention and health promotion services to prevent secondary cancer
  • Manage other concomitant diseases prevalent among cancer patients
  • Manage the health not only of the cancer patient but also of his or her family
  • Provide customized treatment services based on personal therapeutic schedules
  • Diagnose and managehereditary cancer in patients and their families through specialized genetic counseling
  • Provide multidisciplinary treatment directed by experts from various specialties

Diagnostic methods

The The Supportive Care Center performs accurate early diagnosis and evaluation to provide successful treatment opportunities to patients:

  • Genetic testing
  • Bioelectrical impedance body fat analysis
  • Upper and lower limb volumetry (Perometer)
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasonography
  • Electromyogram

Latest treatment methods

  • Laser scar treatment
  • Integrated lymphatic physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal procedures guided by ultrasound
  • Biofeedback

Recent trends in clinical research

The Supportive Care Center is playing a leading role in multi-institutional domestic and international clinical studies. The following is a list of recent studies conducted by our staff and faculty:

  • Cohort study to develop evaluation and treatment guidelines for health problems in cancer patients
  • Study to develop evaluation tools for health problems in cancer patients
  • Study to evaluate health problems in the families of cancer patients
  • Study to evaluate the effects of exercise and biofeedback to improve defecation symptoms after surgery for rectal cancer
  • Retrospective study on the musculoskeletal problems that can occur in patients with bilateral breast cancer
  • Study to evaluate the clinical feasibility of early scar management after surgery
  • Study on the clinical aspects/improvements of the quality of life of postoperative scar management
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Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.

Patients’Responsibilities

1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.