From Cancer to Health™

From Cancer to Health™: A stress management and coping intervention

People with cancer feel a great deal of stress. Over time, that stress can sometimes disrupt the healing process and your ability to fight your illness and recover.

From Cancer to Health™ helps people recently diagnosed with cancer manage their stress. The From Cancer to Health™ program is offered by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, in partnership with the IU Health Olcott Center for Cancer Education.

How does the program work?

The From Cancer to Health™ program is led by doctoral student therapists supervised by a licensed psychologist.

Research shows that the program helps participants:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve social support
  • Have fewer physical side effects from cancer treatments
  • Have easier communication with their health care providers

What to expect

Doctoral student therapists lead the weekly program to help you learn:

  • Strategies to help manage stress
  • Ways to lessen the impact of physical symptoms of cancer
  • Skills to cope with common problems faced by people with cancer

Each week you will:

  • Learn about your illness and share your experience with a trained professional
  • Learn a new way to manage your stress, physical side effects, or other common problems
  • Discuss ways to put your new skills to everyday use

How to join

While From Cancer to Health™ is for people recently diagnosed with cancer, including those in treatment, other cancer patients and survivors are also encouraged to contact the clinic to discuss treatment options. Speak to a From Cancer to Health™ program leader.

To learn more about the program or to set up an individual appointment contact: IU Psychology Clinic: (812) 855-2312

The From Cancer to Health™ was developed by experts at The Ohio State University through grants from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute.