The Intersection of Cancer and Mental Health

Treating both cancer and mental health can be difficult. Here's why it's important to do so collaboratively.

Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH, discusses why collaborative care for both cancer and mental health treatment can greatly benefit the patient, especially when the patient may be experiencing new levels of fear, anxiety, depression, and emotional distress.

Dr Noonan is a physician consultant and Certified Peer Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of four books and a blog on managing depression, most recently Helping Others With Depression: Words to Say, Things to Do (December 2020). Dr Noonan has a new mental health and wellness virtual coaching practice, opening in July 2021, known as Noonan Wellness Coaching, and can be confidentially reached through her website at https://susannoonanmd.com.