Receiving a cancer diagnosis is challenging, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. To give yourself the greatest chance of a successful recovery, it’s imperative to address these psychological aspects in addition to treating the physical disease.
“Numerous cancer survivors and their caregivers report that cancer care providers did not understand their psychosocial needs, failed to recognize and adequately address depression and other symptoms of stress, were unaware of or did not refer them to available resources, and generally did not consider psychosocial support to be an integral part of quality cancer care.”
This failure to attend to the emotional needs of cancer patients is even more frustrating when you take into account that experts already know how to support patients in this way. It’s simply that standard care doesn’t have the resources (in neither time nor money) to put toward this area of cancer care.
Precision oncology provides a valuable solution: this integrated approach treats each patient as the unique individual they are – all the way from the initial diagnosis and targeted treatment recommendations through to treatment monitoring and post-treatment care. Each patient’s emotional and psychological well-being is carefully considered and attended to so that it supports the overall treatment.
A patient’s emotional state is just as unique as the genetic mutations that make up their unique form of cancer. That’s why our Cancer Care Research and Advocacy Specialists include a focus on your emotional well-being in your personalized cancer treatment options plan, in addition to tackling your physical illness. And why we offer in-depth emotional support services for both our clients and their loved ones:
If you’ve received a cancer diagnosis and are feeling overwhelmed, reach out today to access resources and professional support during this difficult time. Our cancer care team is standing by to help you and your loved ones any way we can, including helping you access the newest genetic tests and most effective targeted treatments for your form of cancer.
Precision oncology: the future of cancer treatment, now.
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