By taking into account cancer’s psychic, social, spiritual, emotional, and functional components, psycho-oncology concentrates on comprehending and treating cancer. Psycho-oncological counseling aims to make cancer patients and their loved ones feel less uncertain, anxious, helpless, and confused.
A crucial component of oncology treatment is counseling. A cancer diagnosis is terrible for both sufferers and their families. Patients have many questions about their diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, chances of survival, changes in their lives, living with and after cancer, their relationships with their partners and children, their relationships at work, their finances, etc. Patients talk to their doctors and nurses, but a psycho-oncologist, psychologist, or counselor will have a better understanding of each stage they are going through.
Why is Psycho-Oncological counseling needed?
Cancer no longer affects a small number of people. In the majority of Indian families, it has become a common reality. The diagnosis is frequently followed by a number of problems. The strains of treating the illness present many difficulties; for some families, the financial strain is great; for others, it may just be deciding on the best course of therapy and managing the sickness. The majority of patients experience adverse effects during the lengthy treatment period, and even those who are post-therapy still require care.