Psycho-oncology is a discipline focused on treatment of psychological and emotional aspects of patients diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is a disease with multiple symptoms, treatments and prognoses, depending on the location, type of tumor and stage at the time of diagnosis.
When people receive a diagnosis of cancer, they are in an unexpected situation that causes them an important degree of uncertainty about the future, generating great anguish. Psycho-oncology helps coping with the emotional impact of disease and treatment to improve the quality of life and minimize suffering.
The experience of receiving a diagnosis of cancer and overcoming it is tremendously difficult for the patients and their relatives. The patient feels fear, anguish, hopelessness, anxiety, etc., and raises many questions that need to be externalized.