The lives of the patient and his or her family changes dramatically from the moment that cancer is diagnosed. Some people may feel hopeless; others may feel angry and blame God for choosing them to be the “unlucky ones.” In the face of unfamiliar cancer treatments and all the side effects, some patients may even feel helpless and scared. They may even consider the idea of giving up. Even when the patient has recovered, he or she may still be worried from time to time about the recurrence of cancer. It is hard for them to escape the shadow over them that cancer brought.
Along the journey of fighting cancer, clinical psychologists stay with patients and their families through the different stages, from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. They help them to digest complex information regarding the cancer and alleviate the psychological stress and emotional fluctuations caused by the cancer.
Clinical psychologists find the most suitable and scientific treatment methods by considering the cancer patient’s various psychological states. These treatments can help the patient to overcome mental blocks and develop a positive mental attitude to face cancer with. Psychotherapy not only focuses on communication with patients, but also helps patients to be more mentally able and healthy whilst assisting them maintain a better quality of life through innovative and diversified professional therapy.