"We are proud to be one of the few practices in the Greater Toronto Area with clinicians who have expertise in providing emotional and psychological care for people living with cancer."
The specialized field of cancer care that involves helping patients manage the non-medical, emotional and psychological aspects of living with cancer is known as Psychosocial Oncology.
Our clinicians who practice in psychosocial oncology have years of experience developing programs and working with patients in hospital-based cancer centres.
We understand the invisible impact of cancer. We understand that treating the disease itself is only part of the care you need.
Cancer can feel overwhelming.
Common challenges cancer may bring include:
- Adjustment to a new diagnosis
- Worry about your health or cancer treatments
- Fear of cancer returning
- Feeling like a burden to others
- Difficulty sleeping
- Body image and intimacy changes
- Sadness and grieving losses
- Coping with uncertainty
- Genetic testing decisions
We can help.
Contact us for an appointment to build coping skills and continue to live your life to the fullest.
Dr. Nelson Byrne is a nationally recognized figure in Psychosocial Oncology. Dr. Byrne has served on numerous committees with Cancer Care Ontario and has been involved in developing provincial guidelines for cancer care. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. He has authored or co-authored a number of publications in the areas of depression and sexual health in cancer patients. Dr. Byrne has also provided workshops for family physicians in the Peel Region on management of symptoms in cancer survivors.
For more information about Psychosocial Oncology, please visit the website of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.