Why psycho-oncology is important in cancer care

Afaf Girgis, PhD, of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, discusses the importance of psycho-oncology at the 2016 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference in Liverpool, UK. Prof. Girgis explains that psycho-oncology is such a growing field at the moment and it is now well accepted that the psycho-social impact of cancer is just as important to assess as the physical impact of cancer. She goes on to say that if we are able to assess and understand that and actually address it, patients can be helped to complete their cancer treatment and cope with their cancer journey a lot better overall.

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