A diagnosis of cancer can feel overwhelming, discouraging, and very stressful. Our Behavioral Health Team specializes in the care of cancer patients and their support systems. Behavioral Health staff can help patients and families cope with the stressors associated with cancer in a healthy, adaptive way, from diagnosis through survivorship.
Ask your cancer care team about a referral to behavioral health.
We care for you as a whole person. To do this, we identify and address areas of concern that may affect quality of life or interfere with cancer treatment. You will complete a Cancer Care Assessment screening tool every few months to help your medical team learn about your or your family’s emotional, physical, or practical concerns. Screening helps your doctor provide the best care possible by connecting you with individualized resources within HFCI and the surrounding community.
See what our experts say on whether to tell others about a cancer diagnosis and how to go about it.