The fight against cancer is an uncharted course, which has the potential for having an unprecedented psychological and emotional impact, at any stage along the way, from the very first diagnosis to surviving the illness in a disease-free, treatment-controlled, or symptom-managed state. Distressing feelings and emotions such as anxiety, fear, depression, low self-esteem, anger, shame, and guilt may result in disturbances which affect one's overall sense of well-being and coping mechanisms. Dr. Mandell has the expertise to provide you with specialized support, counseling, and guidance to meet the challenges met along the cancer journey.
Psycho-oncology is a subspecialty of cancer which deals with the emotional and psychological needs as well as symptoms patients suffer from at all stages of their illness. This specialty also includes handling the stresses on their loved ones and clinical treatment team. Psycho-oncologists are behavioral health and allied professionals who are trained and available to meet the non-physical aspects of cancer.