“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)
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).