This program offers specialized treatments to patients to help them deal with the emotional challenges that come while living and coping with cancer.
- Adults (18 years and over) with a confirmed cancer diagnosis AND treated at the MUHC hospitals
- Adults recently diagnosed with cancer
- Adults with cancer on active treatments
- Adults with a cancer recurrence or
- Adults within 5 years of their last oncology treatment
- Adults with cancer related concerns or stressors (e.g. coping with side effects of treatments, fears of cancer recurrence, return to work)
- Primary caregivers of a family member with cancer, whose concerns or stressors are related to caregiving distress (e.g., changes in their social roles, limitations of activities, psychological distress and impaired physical/emotional health due to the burden of caring)
- Children (aged 18 years or less) of a parent with cancer
- Bereaved family member (i.e., primary caregiver) within 12 months of the loss
The Psychosocial Oncology program works collaboratively with other healthcare team members in the oncology clinics, including:
- social workers and others
The Psychosocial Oncology program offers professional services to cancer patients followed at MUHC oncology clinics. Services are also available to family members.