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Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control for a Virtual Coffee Chat on:


Managing the Psychological and Psychosocial Effects of a Cancer Diagnosis

Friday, September 21st from 2:00 to 3:00pm EST


In addition to delayed screening, poorer quality of care, and a higher cancer-related mortality rate, individuals with behavioral health conditions may experience significant psychological distress due to fears brought about by a cancer diagnosis. Supporting the behavioral health needs of cancer patients is an essential component of holistic care and can affect short and long-term prognosis and outcomes.


To learn techniques and tools to support your clients diagnosed with cancer, join us for an interactive virtual coffee chat featuring Dr Kelly Irwin, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center) and Drucilla Brethwaite, LCSW (Inova Schar Cancer Institute) around how to best support the psychological and psychosocial health of cancer patients with pre-existing behavioral health conditions.


Attendees, in addition to having time to interact directly with the speakers, will learn:

  • How to communicate a cancer diagnosis to patients and their families/caregivers
  • Techniques and tools for patient’s families facing cancer, including maintaining resiliency, and managing anger
  • Improving cancer outcomes for people with behavioral health conditions through an interdisciplinary care team and case management approach


Click here to REGISTER


If you’d like to learn more about the psychological impacts of a cancer diagnosis, check out our recent blog post Mental Health Impacts of Cancer Diagnosis.


September 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control