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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 290--293

Integrating psycho-oncology services in cancer care in India

Bincy Mathew, Bidhu Kalyan Mohanti, Saipriya Tewari, Anusheel Munshi 
 Department of Oncology, Human Care Medical Chartiable Trust, Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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

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.


How to cite this article:
Mathew B, Mohanti BK, Tewari S, Munshi A. Integrating psycho-oncology services in cancer care in India.Indian J Cancer 2021;58:290-293


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Mathew B, Mohanti BK, Tewari S, Munshi A. Integrating psycho-oncology services in cancer care in India. Indian J Cancer [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 8 ];58:290-293
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