The Upstate Cancer Center is committed to the psychological well-being of patients and family members. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, patients can feel overwhelmed and frightened. In its multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, Upstate offers psychosocial oncology services to patients from their diagnosis to treatment to survivorship.
The mission of the Psychosocial Oncology Program is to provide quality and comprehensive care to promote the health and well-being of cancer patients at the Upstate Cancer Center. Our vision is to raise the standard of psychosocial cancer care throughout the Cancer Center and be a resource to the community through clinical service, education and research.
The team works with patients and their oncology providers to address the emotional distress, fear, and anxiety that a cancer diagnosis produces, as well as the treatment, treatment side effects, and difficulties that come with a cancer diagnosis and living with cancer.