“Psycho-oncology is a field of interdisciplinary study and practice at the intersection of lifestyle, psychology and oncology. It is concerned with aspects of cancer that go beyond medical treatment and include lifestyle, psychological and social aspects of cancer.” – Wikipedia

“Around 240,000 are living with mental health problems, which can include moderate to severe anxiety or depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).” – Macmillan Cancer Support (July 2013)

The British Psychological Society Promoting excellence in psychology

The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) Promoting the advancement of education, clinical practice, and research in psychosocial oncology

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Psycho-oncology (aka psychosocial oncology) refers to the psychological aspects of cancer care. For healthcare professionals this essentially means finding the best ways to detect, measure and treat psychological distress. For patients and families this usually means accessing the most appropriate forms of help for emotional disorders. This site was designed to offer some useful resources that we have developed locally in Leicester (UK).

American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)

British Infertility Counselling Association

The Daisy Network (The Daisy Network is dedicated to providing information and support to women diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency, also known as Premature Menopause)

Relate: The relationship people

Fertility Network UK

Childlessness and Cancer – Emily Hodge


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