Dealing with the Emotional Rollercoaster that Follows a Melanoma Diagnosis PART II with guest host, Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


What is Psychosocial oncology? What can a newly diagnosed patient expect on their first visit to a psychosocial oncologist? What first steps should a newly diagnosed patient take to care for their mental health? Often, we see late-stage melanoma diagnosis in older patients- particularly in men. There is often a barrier in this demographic in seeking mental/emotional support – what advice do you have for a more aging population who might be resistant to seeking help with their diagnosis?

Emily A. Meier, Ph.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Licensed Psychologist PSY25266
Co-Director for Psycho-Oncology Training and Education
Psychiatry & Psychosocial Services
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center