Name: Ms. Jaitri Mandal
Jaitri Mandal is a Psycho-oncologist at 4baseCare and has a proven track record in the healthcare industry. She holds an MPhil in Psycho-oncology from the Cancer Institute College of Oncological Sciences in Chennai, where she earned the 2nd Rank in her class. Her expertise includes Palliative Care, Pediatric Psychology, Communication, Cancer survivorship, Support Groups, and Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methodologies.
Ms. Mandal is a respected healthcare professional with significant experience. She has worked as a Psycho-oncologist at Aster DM Healthcare and Apollo CBCC and as a full-time Psycho-oncologist at the Indian Cancer Society. Additionally, she served as an MPhil research scholar at the Cancer Institute (WLA), an Intern Health Psychologist at Global Clinical Research Services Pvt Ltd, Global Hospitals, and an Intern Psychologist at Antara Psychiatric and Rehabilitation Centre.
Ms. Mandal’s clinical expertise focuses on improving cancer patients’ and caregivers’ psychological, social, and behavioral aspects to enhance their quality of life. She is an expert in various care-related techniques, including distress assessment and stress management techniques. She has conducted over 500 counseling sessions. Ms. Mandal’s outstanding work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Best Clinical Implication Paper Award and the 2nd Prize Poster Award.
- Best Clinical Implication Paper Award – Oral presentation on ‘Caregivers’ perception on breaking diagnosis to C.C.S.’- International Psycho-oncology Society Academy (IPOS), Chennai, January 2020.
- 2nd Prize- Poster on ‘Academic performance and its relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Functioning and Coping Strategies among Adolescent Cancer Survivors’- TYACON, Jaipur, September 2019.
Through her diverse skills and expertise, Ms. Jaitri Mandal offers comprehensive support to cancer patients, helping them manage distress, adjust to changes, improve emotional well-being, and enhance their overall quality of life.
Psycho-oncology is a specialized field that addresses the psychological, emotional, and social aspects of cancer care. It helps cancer patients by providing support, coping strategies, and counseling to manage emotional distress, improve quality of life, and enhance overall well-being during and after cancer treatment.
Psycho-oncology extends support to caregivers and family members as they play a critical role in the cancer journey. It offers strategies to manage caregiver stress, cope with emotions, and navigate the challenges of supporting a loved one with cancer. Psycho-oncology provides a space for caregivers to express their concerns, receive guidance, and enhance their emotional well-being.
Psycho-oncology addresses various concerns, including anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence, coping with treatment side effects, communication challenges, adjustment difficulties, and end-of-life issues. It focuses on providing emotional support, coping skills and empowering individuals to navigate the emotional complexities associated with cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
The duration of psycho-oncology interventions can vary depending on individual needs, treatment stages, and goals. Some individuals may benefit from short-term interventions, while others may require more extended support. The frequency and duration of sessions are determined on a case-by-case basis to provide appropriate support throughout the cancer journey.