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Phone: (514) 340 8222 x 23223
Fax: 514 340 7967
Psychosocial Oncology – An Integral Part of Overall Cancer Care
The Louise Granofsky Psychosocial Oncology Program (LG-POP) was founded by Dr. Zeev Rosberger, PhD, psychologist following the donation by Mini and David Granofsky in memory of their daughter, Louise. It is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of professionals specialized in psychosocial oncology and working in the fields of social work, psychology, psychiatry, nursing and pastoral services. Our goal is to help alleviate the distress of cancer patients and their families by addressing their social, psychological, emotional, existential/spiritual needs, and functional needs at all stages of the cancer trajectory.
LG-POP members play an integral role at the Segal Cancer Centre, especially when we consider that approximately 40% of patients experience clinical levels of distress at some point during their cancer trajectory. We provide services to patients with all types of cancer. Patients can self-refer to LG-POP or be referred by any professional involved in their care at the Segal Cancer Centre or outside the hospital.
Determining if Psychosocial Support Might Be Helpful For You
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) has produced the guide “ The Emotional Facts of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Counselling and Support for Patients, Families and Friends” which provides information to help you understand what psychosocial support is about and if it might be of benefit to you in helping you cope with cancer.
Several members of the LG-POP clinical team are actively involved in psychosocial oncology research.
Director: Sylvie Aubin, PhD