Being diagnosed with cancer can bring a range of emotions, including anxiety, depression, grief and fatigue. These feelings can affect not only you, the cancer patient, but your loved ones as well.
Our licensed psychologists here at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center are available to help you and your family members cope with the emotional consequences of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
HOW WE CAN HELP
- Psychological / physical adjustment to diagnosis / treatment
- Pain management
- Eating problems / nausea and vomiting
- Sadness / uncontrolled crying
- Smoking cessation
- Panic attacks / anxiety
- Alcohol and drug abuse concerns
- Restlessness / fatigue / sleep disturbance
- Withdrawal / irritability
- Difficulty with concentration / memory
- Anger issues / denial
- Fear of pain and suffering / death and dying / cancer recurrence
- Treatment noncompliance / communication issues
- Feelings of helplessness / loss of control / hopelessness
- Marital, family and couples issues
- Feelings of guilt / resentment
- Intimacy and relationship concerns
- Grief and end-of-life issues
- Stress management
- Self-esteem issues
- Work-related problems / concerns
- Fear of medical tests / procedures
- Child behavior / academic and emotional issues
Our psychology services are located on the 7th floor of our Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Need Directions? We’ll help you with driving directions, where to park and how to navigate our facility.
The emotional part of the cancer is probably one of the most difficult things patients face.
GEORGE ROYAL, PHD, Clinical Psychologist