Types of Therapy Available for Colon Cancer Patients

What kinds of therapy are available for colon cancer patients?

therapyAre you having emotional problems since being diagnosed with colon cancer? Do you feel like you need to see someone about it? Cancer treatment can be a very difficult process. Many patients find themselves wanting to see a professional about their mental health. Dr. Beverly Yoches is a psychologist who works with cancer patients. Help is available. Watch this video to see what types of therapy options are out there for you.

To learn more about coping after a diagnosis watch “Grieving After a Colon Cancer Diagnosis” with Dr. Beverly Yoches.

Video Transcripts

Beverly Yoches, MD: There is individual therapies available, as well as group therapy. With individual therapy, the patient would work with the licensed psychologist or mental health professional to help adjust to the diagnosis, cope with the symptoms of treatment, and just develop positive coping skills as they move through the process. Some patients like group therapy because that gives them an opportunity to be with individuals just like them and so, often times there is an exchange of information. For example, they can share their successes or challenges. And it also helps to normalize that they are not alone as they go through this process. So group therapy can be very, very powerful.

Dr. Beverly Yoches
Dr. Beverly Yoches, a graduate of Argosy University, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, AZ. She specializes in the treatment of addiction, anxiety, anger, bereavement, depression, mood disorders, trauma and those with serious mental illness.


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