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Integrating psycho-oncology services in cancer care in India


 Department of Oncology, Human Care Medical Chartiable Trust, Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Bincy Mathew,
Department of Oncology, Human Care Medical Chartiable Trust, Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_217_20

PMID: 33402596

Psychological distress is often an under-diagnosed problem in cancer care. Addressing psychosocial issues would enhance treatment compliance, physician–patient relationship, treatment efficacy and quality of life. This article emphasizes the importance of integrating psycho-oncology services in cancer care and attempts to define the various roles that a psycho-oncologist can play across the entire trajectory. It also highlights the indispensable role played by the oncologists' referrals in maximizing the benefits of psycho-oncology services received by patients and their caregivers.




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