UCLA Health Connect – Communication with a support network is key following a cancer diagnosis
“A cancer diagnosis means different things to different people,” Dr. Cleary said. “It is a different experience for everyone. When we sit down with a patient, we tailor support specifically for them, to address their needs and to help them manage this life-changing experience.”
In their initial meetings, Simms/Mann clinicians will engage in guided conversation about the specifics of the patient’s life and the impact of cancer. They will discuss work and interests, what kind of friends and family are involved, other medical conditions, and whether the patient has children who will be involved.Excerpt from UCLA Health Connect - Communication with a support network is key following a cancer diagnosis
UCLA Health Connect recently posted an article on the importance of communication following a cancer diagnosis. This article includes an interview with one of our Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Elizabeth Cleary, PhD.
Read the full article here: Communication with a support network is key following a cancer diagnosis