Fighting breast cancer can be an emotional battle as much as a physical one. At the Pink Lotus Breast Center, we are committed to reducing our patients' stress, anxiety and fear as much as we can. Support systems come in many forms at PLBC because we consider emotional wellness an integral component of our integrative approach to breast care. Breast cancer patients, and occasionally significant others, meet as a group to benefit from the power of expertly-guided group therapy, while at the same time, a strong backbone is provided to patients through our Funk Buddies support group. Finally, one-on-one professional help is provided by our licensed psychologists who have mentally guided countless women through breast cancer before.
Do I need it?
Every woman is unique and responds to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer differently. Whether a patient is in need of psychological assistance or not can depend on many factors, including her stage of cancer, her overall mental state, her family situation, her level of support, or even her financial condition. Often, the severity of the surgical procedure will also play a role, especially after a mastectomy.
A trusted relationship with an experienced psychologist helps our patients tackle emotional barriers to achieve health and recovery as soon as possible. Even if in doubt at first, most of our patients gain a significant increase in mental strength after having had just a few sessions with one of our psychologists. We encourage all of our surgical patients to consider this treatment as part of their overall healing process. Speak to your surgeon before or after your procedure, or contact us today to schedule an appointment.