On Cancer: Psychiatry


22 Blog posts found

In Memoriam

Remembering Jimmie Holland, a Founder of Psycho-Oncology

Dr. Holland was a tireless advocate for supporting the emotional and psychological needs of people with cancer. She also made huge strides in reducing the stigma surrounding the disease.

Jimmie Holland in early 1990s


Hazardous Duty: How Nurses Cope with Stress and Grief on the Job

Learn how nurses stay resilient by dealing effectively with stress on the job.

Closeup photograph of a nurse and patient holding hands


The Benefits of a Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group: An Interview with a Social Worker

Learn how a support group could help you if you’ve been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.


At Work: Child Psychologist Stephen Sands

Learn how child psychologist Stephen Sands supports pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK pediatric neuropsychologist Stephen Sands


When Breath Becomes Air: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Reflects on How Cancer Changed Her Family’s Life

Read a Q & A with Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote When Breath Becomes Air.

Lucy Kalanithi gestures while speaking. Physicians in white lab coats look on.


Losing a Loved One to Cancer: How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Learn about how to cope with grief during the holidays from MSK Experts.

Orange candle burning


How to Manage Menopause Symptoms after Breast Cancer

Learn how to manage menopause symptoms if you have breast cancer

MSK offers a number of support services for women going through menopause during or after breast cancer treatment.


Four Ways You Can Help Support Caregivers

Our social workers give practical tips for how to help relieve the burden of caregiving.

Photo of four people around a table smiling and conversing.