Psychosocial Oncology

At the Pancreas Center, we work to meet all the needs of our patients, including the treatment of any psychological, social or emotional conditions. A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be difficult for both the patient and their family members. Our psychiatrist has a specialty in psychosocial oncology and is available to consult with Pancreas Center patients as needs arise. Psychosocial Oncology has two main emphases, the first is the study of cancer patients' psychological reactions to their illness at all stages of its course; the second is the analysis of the emotional, social, and behavioral factors that influence the risk of developing cancer and long-term survival following treatment.