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, watch our 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.
To view the recording, WATCH HERE.
To see the slides, CLICK HERE.