Psychologists are available to help patients and families cope with the challenges faced by breast cancer patients. Our specialists are trained to deal with the psychological and social issues that breast cancer patients face. You can receive assistance in one-on-one settings or group sessions before, during or after treatment.
Our mission in the Distress Management program at Hollings Cancer Center is to help you and your family members cope with the challenges that can accompany cancer and its treatment. Many people find that a cancer diagnosis requires a great deal of emotional and psychological energy to adapt successfully. With sensitivity and understanding, our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists and psychologists can provide the support services needed to adjust to cancer and treatment. We strive to promote improved quality of life and purpose.
Services provided by the Distress Management program before, during, and after treatment include:
- Individual, couples, and family counseling
- Medication consultation and management of anxiety, mood, and distress
- Non-pharmacologic techniques to manage anxiety, mood changes, and pain (Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- Help with coping with fatigue, insomnia, body image concerns
- Smoking cessation
- Improving health habits
- Group support
- Referrals to community resources