A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. Dealing with new uncertainties, complexity of treatment decisions, and the impact on you and your family are all common concerns.
An Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on the psychological impact of cancer recognizes that cancer patients have substantial unmet psychosocial needs. Studies have also found that depression can affect quality of life, and the severity of depression is associated with disease progression and increased severity of other symptoms. Counseling can help.
At InspireHealth, we recognize the importance of providing emotional and psychosocial support. We provide this support through one-on-one counseling with our registered clinical counselors and through support groups. Transforming the fear and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis into inspired action can be fundamental to supporting well-being and recovery. We aim to empower our patients to cope with cancer, manage emotions in a productive way, and experience overall emotional well-being and a better quality of life. Studies have shown that patients supported in this way are more likely to engage in healthful lifestyle activities and to achieve improved prognosis.
Support groups are available to Centre Members and their Support Members.