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Psycho Oncology

Cancer is often associated with a multitude of distressing feelings and emotions. This psychological distress, at times, affects the self, relationships, work, and almost every facet of an individual and his/her family. Evidence suggests that one-third of individuals diagnosed with cancer experience severe psychological distress and upto 70% exhibit some degree of anxiety and depression. This evidence further supports the effectiveness of services aimed at relieving the emotional distress that accompanies a diagnosis of cancer, even in the case of debilitating depression and anxiety (David Spiegel).

The field of psycho-oncology is concerned with the psychological, social, behavioural, and ethical aspects of cancer. This service is mainly aimed at addressing the psychological responses of patients to cancer, at all stages of the disease (and that of their families and caretakers), along with understanding the psychological, behavioural and social factors that may influence the disease process.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or has battled cancer, then the sequence of reactions would quite likely be:

  • Initial Reaction: shock, fear, anger, disbelief, sadness, guilt , loneliness, loss of control
  • Distress, coupled with feelings of anxiety, depression
  • Adjustment and acceptance once treatment decisions are made

At Cytecare, we focus on improving the patient experience, by supporting patients and their families through their journey to enhance their overall quality of life.

Suggestions

A few suggestions that may help you in the cancer journey

  • Get the basic facts about cancer diagnosis.
  • Keep the lines of communication open between doctors and your family members.
  • Anticipate possible physical changes.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Let friends and family help you.
  • Review your goals and priorities.
  • Try to maintain a normal lifestyle.
  • Talk to other people with cancer- Fight stigma.
  • Develop your own coping strategies (e.g. meditation, religion, hobbies).
  • Planning your finances.

Services

  • Psychological counseling services - Individual/caregiver/family sessions
  • Group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Providing psycho-education
  • Tobacco cessation services

Our Psycho Oncologists

Senior Associate, Psycho-Oncology Services - Rajeshwari A

MS. SHWETA PRATAP

Associate Consultant - Psycho Oncology

Area Of Interest

  • Psycho-Oncoloqy
  • Health Psychology – lifestyle issues
  • Palliative Care
  • End of life care
  • Interpersonal Relationship issues
  • Anxiety and Depression




    OUR CANCER SPECIALISTS

    Cytecare’s commitment to providing the highest level of advanced cancer care treatment includes a multi-faceted approach that relies on what we call the four pillars of cancer treatment. Meet our cancer care clinical team of accredited and highly qualified cancer care specialists and top oncologists in Bangalore, India.

    DR ADITHYA V NARAGUND

    DR ADITHYA V NARAGUND

    Senior Consultant - GI & HPB Surgery

    DR AKSHAY KUDPAJE

    DR AKSHAY KUDPAJE

    Senior Consultant & Director - Head & Neck Oncology

    DR APARNA SUBRAYA GANGOLI

    DR APARNA SUBRAYA GANGOLI

    Senior Consultant & Head - Laboratory Medicine

    Ms. BIJI SHAJI EAPEN

    Ms. BIJI SHAJI EAPEN

    Speech and Swallow Therapist

    DR DINESH RAJU

    DR DINESH RAJU

    Senior Consultant and HOD Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain

    DR GIRISH N S

    DR GIRISH N S

    Senior Consultant - Nephrologist

    Dr. J.S. Rajkumar

    Dr. J.S. Rajkumar

    Senior Consultant- GI & Bariatric Surgery

    Dr Harish P

    Dr Harish P

    Senior Consultant - Medical Oncology, Hemato Oncology & BMT

    DR HARISHA K

    DR HARISHA K

    Director and Senior Consultant, Diagnostic and Intervention Radiology

    MAJ. (DR) KALYAN N (R)

    MAJ. (DR) KALYAN N (R)

    Associate Consultant- Internal Medicine

    DR. NIBHA RAGHU

    DR. NIBHA RAGHU

    Associate Consultant- ENT & Head & Neck Surgery

    DR KALYAN RAM P

    DR KALYAN RAM P

    Consultant - Emergency Medicine

    DR KHAJA JAVED KHAN

    DR KHAJA JAVED KHAN

    Consultant - Interventional Pain & Palliative care

    DR KOMAL D CHIPPALKATTI

    DR KOMAL D CHIPPALKATTI

    Consultant - Pathologist

    DR (LT COL) MANISH KUMAR

    DR (LT COL) MANISH KUMAR

    Senior Consultant- Medical Oncology, Hemato-oncology & BMT

    DR. SAMYUKTA SHENOY

    DR. SAMYUKTA SHENOY

    Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Speciality – Anaesthesia

    DR. NAGAREDDY PATIL

    DR. NAGAREDDY PATIL

    Associate Consultant - Urology, Uro Oncology and Andrology

    DR. ASHWINI M B

    DR. ASHWINI M B

    Junior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain

    Ms. MILI BARUAH

    Ms. MILI BARUAH

    Mind Body Wellness and Yoga Therapist

    DR MOHANARAJ RAMACHANDRAN

    DR MOHANARAJ RAMACHANDRAN

    Consultant - Pediatric Oncology and bone marrow transplant

    DR Poovamma C U

    DR Poovamma C U

    Senior Consultant and Director - Breast Oncology

    DR Prasad Narayanan

    DR Prasad Narayanan

    Senior Consultant & Director - Medical Oncology, Hemato Oncology & BMT

    DR Punyashree R M

    DR Punyashree R M

    Associate Consultant - Gynaec Oncology

    Dr Rama Mohan Reddy G

    Dr Rama Mohan Reddy G

    Senior Consultant & Director - Nuclear Medicine

    DR RASHMI G

    DR RASHMI G

    Associate Consultant - Radiology

    DR SANDEEP BEVOOR

    DR SANDEEP BEVOOR

    Consultant - Pain and Palliative Care

    Dr Sharath kote. G.S.

    Dr Sharath kote. G.S.

    Consultant - Medical Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    DR SRIHARSHA GURRAM

    DR SRIHARSHA GURRAM

    Consultant - Nephrologist

    DR SUHAS M.S.

    DR SUHAS M.S.

    Consultant - Internal Medicine

    DR Surendra Reddy T

    DR Surendra Reddy T

    Senior Consultant and Director - Radiation Oncology

    Ms. THAYA NACHAPPA

    Ms. THAYA NACHAPPA

    Associate Manager - Onco Nutrition

    DR VIKRAM SHARANAPPA

    DR VIKRAM SHARANAPPA

    Consultant - Endocrine Surgery and General Surgeon

    DR VYBHAV VIJENDRA

    DR VYBHAV VIJENDRA

    Consultant - Pulmonologist

    DR DEEPAK G SHIVARATHRE

    DR DEEPAK G SHIVARATHRE

    Senior Consultant - Orthopaedics and Ortho Oncology, Cytecare Hospitals, Director - Spire clinics

    DR KIRAN J

    DR KIRAN J

    Senior Consultant - Plastic Reconstructive Hand and Cosmetic Surgery

    DR KRISHNAMURTHY N

    DR KRISHNAMURTHY N

    Consultant - ENT

    DR MOHAN KESHAVAMURTHY

    DR MOHAN KESHAVAMURTHY

    Senior Consultant - Urology, Uro Oncology, Andrology and Renal Transplant Surgery

    DR PRADEEP R

    DR PRADEEP R

    Consultant - Neurology & Epileptology

    DR SHOBHA K

    DR SHOBHA K

    Senior Consultant - Gynaec Oncology

    DR SHREYAS NAGARAJ

    DR SHREYAS NAGARAJ

    Consultant - Urology, Uro Oncology, Andrology and Renal Transplant Surgery

    Dr Shashi Bhaskara Krishnamurty

    Dr Shashi Bhaskara Krishnamurty

    Director, Critical care and Consultant Intensivist

    Dr Lokesh MB

    Dr Lokesh MB

    Consultant - Critical Care

    Dr Partha Sarathi Ghosh

    Dr Partha Sarathi Ghosh

    Consultant - Critical Care

    Dr Sandeep Anehosur

    Dr Sandeep Anehosur

    Consultant - Critical Care

    Dr Sandesh Kumar K J

    Dr Sandesh Kumar K J

    Consultant - Critical Care

    Dr Sanu Anand

    Dr Sanu Anand

    Consultant - Critical Care

    PATIENT STORIES

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    Medical Oncology

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    Radiation Oncology

    RADIATION ONCOLOGY

    Pain and Palliation

    PAIN AND PALLIATION

    Interventional Oncology

    INTERVENTIONAL ONCOLOGY

    WHY CYTECARE

    At Cytecare, we promote advanced focused cancer care for each and every individual- a profound approach to individuals and their cancer treatment. We understand and believe that every cancer is different; hence, we practice specialised cancer treatment for each case. Our multidisciplinary cancer specialist team consists of researched cancer care practitioners strongly guided by national and global protocols, making us the best cancer hospital in Bangalore.

    Indian Association of Palliative Care Certification

    Recognized by Indian Association Of Palliative Care

    NABH accreditation

    Our Hospital Is NABH Accredited

    European Society for Medical Oncology Badge

    Designated Center Of Integrated Oncology And Palliative Care

    NABL accreditated labratory certificate

    Our Laboratory Is NABH Accredited

    Cytecare Cancer Hospital Achiever in Oncology

    Cytecare Cancer Hospital Achiever In Oncology

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