In addition to providing psychotherapy services for cancer patients and their family members, I have also written a number of blog posts and given presentations to help the community of survivors both during and after treatment. Please scroll down to find some links to information you may find helpful. For more information please visit my informational website on cancer and psychology at www.cancerpsychologist.com.
Dr. Davidson's Resources for Cancer Patients
Couples Facing Cancer: Practicing Empathy
Cancer and Trauma: Adjusting to a Cancer Diagnosis
Information Overload: Coping with a New Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer and Hair Loss: Helpful Things to Know
Mindfulness and Cancer Part 1: The Value of Mindfulness for Cancer Patients
Mindfulness and Cancer Part 2: Working with Scanxiety
Mindfulness and Cancer Part 3: Making Peace With Your Body
Let's Talk About Sex...After Cancer
Many patients also struggle with insomnia both during and after treatment. Here is a blog post about building good sleep habits that can help:
For a link to Dr. Davidson's appearance on KABC radio (am 790) discussing Compassionate Cancer Care with Dr. G on the Engaging Minds show click here.
Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery is an evidence-based program that has been incredibly helpful for my patients over the years. There are a number of resources available to assist cancer patients in learning about this program.
Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope with Treatment and Reclaim Your Life is a book written by Drs. Linda Carlson and Michael Speca from the University of Calgary. This straightforward and easy to read book provides helpful tools for patients who are learning to manage the stress of cancer.
eMindful also provides a 12-week class in mindfulness based on the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery program.
National Cancer Organizations
Following are a list of national and local organizations that provide assistance for cancer patients and their families: