Psychosocial Oncology

Psychosocial Oncology

This program offers specialized treatments to patients to help them deal with the emotional challenges that come while living and coping with cancer.

Referral criteria

  • 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:

  • oncologists
  • radio-oncologists
  • nurses
  • 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.

Learn more about our programs including the PSO Graduate Training

A team of professionals is available to address the concerns you may have about living and coping with cancer.

Learn more about the team

A Touch of Calm, Relaxation CD by Dr Pasqualina DiDio.

Learn more about the resources

We are located at the Cedars Cancer Centre at the Glen site.

Learn more about how to contact us