Cancer Hospital In India
Patient Support & Rehabilitation Clinic

The Diagnosis of CANCER brings about a lot of changes in one’s life. Bodily changes may take place, outlook to various things in life may change. The way one looks at the future and his responsibilities as well as family dynamics are also likely to change. In addition, treatment modalities be it Surgery, Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy may also bring about changes in one’s body.

Needless to say, this would be a difficult time for most patients and their family. It is not uncommon to be depressed or anxious (studies estimate that 40-60% patients get depressed during the course of their illness). Research also indicates that the outcome of illness would improve if depression is detected and adequately treated.

Treatment would not necessarily mean being on medication. Sometimes lending a listening ear or counseling regarding the illness and adverse effects of treatment also helps.

To address such issues, a ‘Patient Support Group’ has been started with a multi-disciplinary team comprising of:

  • Psychiatrist.
  • Nutritionist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social Worker.
  • Doctors/Nursing staff from Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology departments.

This service is available to the patients at no additional cost to him. The team would liaise with the concerned clinicians should they wish to advocate any medication or suggestions.

The PSG office Clinic is located in the Radiotherapy Block(Block-2) and would function on all working days and walk- ins are accepted.