PSYCHO ONCOLOGY
PATIENT CARE

Counseling and comprehensive psychological intervention is given to cancer patients before and after treatment. In addition, many students from different colleges with backgrounds in psychology or social work visit the cancer institute on a regular basis to do their internship as part of their curriculum. These interns are given a wide clinical exposure in the field of psycho-oncology.


In addition to this, there are four support groups conducts meetings regularly at the Cancer Institute, namely:


'SMILE' for children with cancer and their families,


'Sakhi' for breast cancer patients,


Laryngectomees Welfare Association for the larynx cancer patients.


Tobacco Free Association for the nicotine addicts.


Group counseling and psycho-educational programs are the part of the support group meetings. These meetings are conducted in a monthly basis.