Psychologists are medical care professionals trained in helping people manage their reactions to various life situations. Cancer patients may find it helpful to talk to a psychologist on a weekly basis.
The pain management specialists at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center will refer you to a psychologist who has training in helping people manage their anxiety and pain during cancer treatment. The psychologist will encourage you to talk about your feelings, and will help you find effective ways to manage your disease.
The psychologist may work with a psychiatrist to prescribe medication that will help with your anxiety and pain.
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