What to Expect
Facing cancer can be stressful. At the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic, we focus on taking care of your emotional well-being, and your family’s.
We work together with you and the other members of your health care team to make sure your concerns and anxieties are looked after throughout your cancer experience – from diagnosis to after treatment. We can also connect you to the many services and supports available at Princess Margaret and in the community.
A member of your health care team may refer you to the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic, or you or a family member may request a referral. Once the referral is confirmed, someone from the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic will contact you and give you a time for your first appointment.
What to Bring
When You Arrive
The first person you meet at the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic is the receptionist.
Next, you will fill out the DART self-assessment. DART stands for Distress Assessment and Response Tool. DART asks about your experiences with common physical symptoms, practical concerns and emotional concerns. Your health care team uses your answers to track how you are doing and to make sure your most important concerns are looked after.
Learn more about DART »
While waiting in our lounge, you can look through the resource centre's reading material. The doctor, therapist or social worker will come to meet you in the waiting area.