Cancer can bring significant changes in the lives of those affected by cancer and their families. Cancer treatment can be challenging, and it is natural that some cancer patients may feel insecure, unattractive or discouraged. Their challenges may also extend into personal areas relating to their relationships and career. And in some cases, their caregivers or partners may experience more distress than the patients themselves. The Psychosocial Oncology Program at Onco Life Centre is part of our multi-dimensional approach to address these crucial issues. We impart education, support and evidence-based coping strategies to our patients in a secure environment with systematic monitoring by our professional team. We believe that together, we can empower our patients to face their challenges and walk their journey positively.
Sometimes, just talking to someone about your situation can give you the strength that you need to spur recovery. Psycho-oncology is considered to be an oncology sub-specialty which acts in two psychological dimensions. The patients and their families psychological reactions to cancer throughout all the stages of the disease.
Together we walk and fight cancer
By addressing the whole person rather than just the cancer, our oncologists and allied health team focus on creating wellness in patients and their families. Our psycho-oncology team consists of highly qualified clinical psychologists and counselors who will be providing this service free-of-charge to our patients and their families.
Our patients discover that mindfulness meditation help them regain energy and a feeling of control and calmness. Mindfulness relaxation uses breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
The appropriate nutrition is especially important in the cancer patient for healing, fighting infection, maintaining body weight, rebuilding tissue, preventing body tissue from breaking down and for providing energy. Nutrition is an essential, ongoing and active part of your lifestyle that we will help you plan during cancer treatment, through recovery and beyond.