Psycho-Oncology Specialty

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Benefits of Working With a Psycho-Oncologist

Psycho-oncologists are behavioral health specialists who can support your patients and their families as they navigate all stages of their cancer journey. Our approach is rooted in oncology research and evidence-based treatment with the goals of decreasing depression and anxiety, strengthening resiliency, and supporting patients and their families as they manage distress, adjust to illness, and adopt healthy coping strategies. We strive to be an integral part of the treatment team, working alongside physician colleagues to provide holistic care, improve treatment outcomes, and enhance patients’ quality of life.

Psycho-Oncology Resources

Therapy for Cancer Patients - Blog

The news of a cancer diagnosis is never easy. In the blink of an eye, you’re thrown into battle as the chaos and stress of appointments, scans, and labs impede on your everyday life and fear starts to grab hold of you and your family.

Mental Health Care in Oncology - Peer-Reviewed

Caruso R, Breitbart W. Mental health care in oncology. Contemporary perspective on the psychosocial burden of cancer and evidence-based interventions. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2020 Jan 9;29:e86. doi: 10.1017/S2045796019000866. PMID: 31915100; PMCID: PMC7214708.

Psycho-Oncology Patient Handout

Psycho-oncologists are behavioral health providers who are trained to support patients throughout their cancer journey. Research shows up to 30-35% of all patients with cancer will experience anxiety and depression. View the entire handout below.

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