After receiving the diagnosis of «cancer», be it our own or of one of our loved ones, life is never again what it used to be. In the beginning and during the illness, decisions about therapies have to be made, different treatment methods compared and weighed against each other. There are phases of fear, sorrow, and anger, but also acceptance and peace. How can I cope with these changing and sometimes disturbing emotions? How can I support myself or my loved ones? How do I find my way through the «medical jungle»? Where can I talk about death and dying and ask all the questions that I do not dare to ask elsewhere? What are my resources, and are there others available?
All of this is included in psycho-oncologic counseling. It is about your questions, your way of coping with the disease, and its implications on life.
With you alone, or together with your partner and family if you wish, we find answers to (some of) your questions, and ways to live a meaningful and satisfying life despite the disease. If getting well is no longer an option, we discuss palliative measures to ease symptoms.
Psycho-oncologic counseling is not a replacement for oncologic treatments; it is an addition to help everyone live better with the disease.