The UT Health Austin Cancer Center
There are few events in life that can so quickly and thoroughly create a sense of uncertainty and fear as a diagnosis of cancer. Then come the questions: How will this impact my life? How will it affect my family? My work? My finances and my future? Will I need to receive treatment far from home? Am I making the right decisions? Who can I turn to for help? Who can I trust?
Because Gail Eckhardt, M.D., Chair of the UT Health Austin Cancer Center, and our experienced team of clinicians and medical professionals understand that direct cancer treatment is only one part of a patient’s total experience, they worked closely with the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes to develop the CaLM Model. CaLM stands for Cancer Life reiMagined, and it is specifically designed to ensure that you and your loved ones have a caring and supportive team with you every step of the through your experience, helping address your every physical and emotional need.
Your interdisciplinary care team will be made up of experts, including oncologists, a dietitian, a genetic counselor, a psychiatrist, social workers, symptom management specialists, wellness experts and others, who will help you discover and focus on the things that are most important to you and your healing. Your team will work to minimize the stress and potential chaos of a cancer diagnosis by delivering services and resources that you and your loved ones need, all in one place.
For Patients, the CaLM model provides the most advanced cancer treatment expertise and comprehensive care and support for you and your loved ones.
In addition to world-class, personalized cancer treatment, the CaLM model of whole-person care provides wraparound services for patients, including:
- Emotional, Mental & Behavioral Health Support
- Palliative Care & Symptom Management
- Access Navigation & Care Coordination
- Nutritional Support
- Fertility Preservation
- Genetic Counseling
- Spiritual Counseling
We are coordinating the following services with community partners through warm referrals:
- Fitness, Physical Therapy & Yoga
- Integrative Therapy
- Financial Counseling
- Job & Legal Counseling