UPDATE: Power outages caused by storms have been resolved at Palos Health South Campus, Elmhurst and River Forest outpatient clinics. Palos Health South Campus has resumed appointments as scheduled. Immediate Care at River Forest will reopen today, August 12, 2020, beginning at noon. Appointments at the Elmhurst clinic will resume as scheduled on Friday, August 14.

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Psychological Services for Cancer

Emotional Support through Cancer Treatment and Survivorship

The psychological services for cancer program at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola Medicine is devoted to helping cancer patients and their families navigate the cancer experience from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.

Loyola’s program is directed by Patricia Mumby, PhD, a clinical psychologist, and is staffed by an experienced team that understands the stresses of a cancer diagnosis and has the skills necessary to help you cope and maintain the best possible quality of life during this time. 

Supportive services include:

  • Behavioral coaching in self-care strategies to manage symptoms and cancer treatment
  • Bereavement and loss counseling
  • Coping skills, training and stress management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Marital and family therapy addressing the special issues associated with cancer
  • Meditation techniques and relaxation instruction
  • Pain management strategies
  • Psychological assessment services
  • Support groups


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