Collaborative Care and Behavioral Health Services

The Lipson Cancer Institute

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Cancer does not just affect your body, it can also affect your mind and emotional well-being. Feelings of depression, anxiety, and fear are common -- but there is hope. The experts in our Collaborative Care Program offer caring relationships and a variety of mental health services to support you before, during, and after cancer treatment.
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Symptoms Managed by Collaborative Care

Our Collaborative Care Services Team can help provide individualized treatment plans for patients experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Anxiety and stress – a constant and persistent feeling of worry, nervousness, restlessness, stress, and fear.
  • Depression and sadness – a feeling of deep sadness or guilt, extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating, a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed.
  • Insomnia – difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
  • Irritability – feelings of anger, annoyance, and frustration.
  • Changes in appetite – A loss of interest in eating or overeating.
While it may be normal for a patient to experience these feelings at some point during their treatment, it is especially important to seek help if these symptoms are interfering with your life and daily activities.

Our Collaborative Care Services

The various services offered by members of our collaborative care services team include:
  • Providing an accurate assessment of psychological health in cancer patients, paying careful attention to indications of emotional distress.
  • Developing counseling and interventional planning to counter the effects of emotional distress.
  • Guiding patients and their care team to tools and resources that can help improve emotional health.
  • Tailoring counseling and other resources to meet each patient’s specific needs based upon where they are in the treatment process.
  • Connecting patients and families to holistic therapy programs that teach improved coping through training in relaxation techniques, meditation, yoga and exercise.

We work closely with your caregivers and our palliative care colleagues to provide total cancer care to our patients and their families.


Our Collaborative Care Experts

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If you’re feeling down, constantly worried or on edge, or notice things that used to make you happy no longer do, you may be struggling with anxiety or depression. Help is available right here at the Lipson Cancer Institute. Your care team at Lipson Cancer Institute will assist you with identifying and creating a treatment plan that fits your individual needs.
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