Face your cancer diagnosis with professional support

Facing a cancer diagnosis is one of the most difficult moments in anyone's life, as well as that of their families. The effects on the psychological well-being of all those involved are well documented, and can lead to adverse outcomes, a significant degradation of the patient's quality of life, and even have a negative impact on the effectiveness of treatments. Find out how you can find specialized professional support to help you deal with your cancer diagnosis, or that of a family member.

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One in two men and one in three women will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Dealing with this diagnosis, as well as with all the processes inherent to cancer treatments in the vast majority of cases – including its possible advances and setbacks – causes high levels of anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, and fear of recurrence, among others. others. The specialty of Oncological Psychology was created precisely to help patients and their families face cancer and all that it implies. Professional support is extremely important in the various stages of the process, and can make the difference between success and failure in a therapeutic process that is often long, exhausting, and paved with difficult moments.

At the Joaquim Chaves Saúde’s Clínica Cirúrgica de Carcavelos, an Oncology Clinical Psychology consultation was created. The inclusion of this specialty is yet another important step of the Group's commitment to the integrated fight against cancer, providing various other related consultations and services in its clinics.

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