Psycho-Oncology Program

A cancer diagnosis has a powerful effect on your body, your mind and  your spirit.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you know that the diagnosis touches more than just the body. At Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center we treat you and your family in a compassionate, healing and nurturing environment - treating your mind and spirit - as well as your body.

Cancer's emotional challenges

The challenges of a cancer diagnosis and treatment may include  anxiety, depression, pain and fatigue. The psycho-oncology team may suggest medication options that are carefully coordinated with other ongoing cancer therapies. If your treatment also includes difficult lifestyle changes, including weight loss, smoking cessation and stress management - the psycho-oncology team can help. You and your family may benefit from help dealing with financial and emotional stress.

The treatment team

Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center's psycho-oncology program team members can be an important part of your treatment and recovery. The program offers comprehensive support and counseling services to you and your family dealing with the emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis. The team members teach coping skills and strategies to help you gain the highest quality of life possible, whatever your prognosis.

The team is specialized in supporting you and your family as you are treated. This specialized team at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center includes:

  • Psycho-oncologist (a psychiatrist focusing on the oncology patient)
  • Psychotherapists
  • Counselors

Contact

Behavioral Health/Psycho-Oncology Program
8303 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68114

402-354-5890

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.