Published: 08/08/2011

Center for Breast Health Offers Psychosocial Support for Cancer Survivors and Patients

8/08/2011

At Evangelical Community Hospital, support for cancer patients doesn’t end at the completion of treatment. From diagnosis, to treatment, to survivorship, Evangelical is there to help you cope, medically and emotionally. Michael Hayes, PhD, a licensed psychologist, is now leading the Cancer and Survivorship Clinic which provides psychosocial support for breast cancer patients and survivors.

“At Evangelical, we understand the emotional effects of cancer can disrupt family dynamics, finances, relationships, self esteem and sexual identity for years following a patient’s diagnosis and treatment,” says Andrea Bertram, Director of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. “The Survivorship Clinic helps patients and their families navigate these challenges regardless of when they occur and is open to both patients and their family members.”

While this program is designed primarily for breast cancer patients and survivors other cancer patients with similar needs can be referred to the clinic by their provider.

“I’m pleased to join Evangelical in providing patients with comprehensive cancer care. I believe patients will benefit from having access to medical treatment and support for the challenges they face in one familiar location,” says Dr. Hayes.

Appointments times are on Thursdays between 8 a.m.- noon. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call the Center for Breast Health at (570) 522-4200.

For more information on this release, please contact:
Lizz Hendricks
Public Relations
(570) 522-4160