Psycho-oncology is a subspecialty of psychiatry that addresses the physical symptoms and emotional distress that can accompany cancer. Our psycho-oncology program provides outpatient psychiatric treatment to patients with cancer or chronic pain.
Cancer behavioral health program
The Cancer Behavioral Health program offers comprehensive support and counseling services to cancer patients and their families who are dealing with the emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Cancer Behavioral Health team members teach coping skills and strategies to help patients gain the highest quality of life possible, whatever their prognosis.
Working collaboratively with other medical and behavioral health specialists at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, our psycho-oncology team will provide psychiatric services and psychosocial support throughout the continuum of your cancer care.
This includes medication options that are carefully coordinated with other ongoing cancer therapies for the treatment of anxiety, depression, pain and fatigue. In addition, the Behavioral Health program assists patients who are dealing with difficult lifestyle changes, including weight loss, smoking cessation and stress management.
The initial outpatient Behavioral Health consultation with our counselors is provided free of charge to patients through the generosity of the Methodist Hospital Foundation and its cancer survivorship program, Harper's Hope.