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In our specialised psycho-oncology consultations we treat the person, not just the disease

Operational since 2011, the CCC’s Psycho-oncology Service supports the work carried out in the Centre’s oncology units (breast, lung, prostate, digestive and gynaecological.)

This service provides clinical interventions based on scientific evidence and aimed at following the cancer patient through the various phases of the disease and its treatment. The psycho-oncology service also operates in strict collaboration with all the CCC’s medical and scientific professionals to provide, in particular, training on how to communicate and relate to patients and their families.

In the specialised psycho-oncology consultations the patients receive care which focuses on treating the person, and not just the disease. Depending on the level of psychological suffering, a psychological plan is created which can involve not only the patient but also those close by who are also directly affected by the disease. In all phases of the illness the psycho-oncology team offers specialised and personalised psycho-social that helps those affected to deal with the questions that inevitably arise.

An integral part of all the CCC’s Disease Management Teams, the psycho-oncology team participates in the multidisciplinary meetings and is actively involved in the creation of the treatment plan and its implementation in each case.

The Service works in collaboration with both the Neuropsychiatry Unit and the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, with the objective of exploring research and clinical synergies. The team also develops research in collaboration with other relevant national and international teams.