Cancer & Mental Health: Focusing on the Whole Patient

Cancer patients and their caregivers often experience emotional distress and mental health challenges during their cancer journeys.

As a company dedicated to patients first, BeiGene recognizes the importance of making mental health and emotional wellness an integral part of quality cancer care for patients and their caregivers. Physical health and emotional wellness are inextricably linked, and BeiGene is committed to supporting the whole patient through his/her cancer journey.

There are overwhelming emotions surrounding a cancer diagnosis and often uncertainty about what lies ahead during a cancer treatment and beyond. Many individuals face common issues such as depression, fear and anxiety. These emotional impacts also extend beyond patients themselves – affecting caregivers, family members and friends.

Talking about mental health and emotional wellness with healthcare professionals is a vital part of comprehensive cancer care. Accessing mental health tools and resources not only can positively impact the course of treatment, but they can also improve overall quality of life and health outcomes.

BeiGene is committed to elevating this important conversation around the intersection between cancer and mental health. We want to raise awareness, encourage dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals, and, most importantly, ensure that all people impacted by cancer have access to the tools they need on their journey to wellness.

The Talk About It program is designed to increase awareness around the importance of mental health and cancer care among patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals (HCPs), and policy and access decision makers.

When talking about cancer, we must talk about mental health.

Learn more here about the importance of talking about mental health care when talking about cancer

Watch physicians Christiane Langer, M.D., Head of Global Medical Affairs and Mark Lanasa, M.D., CMO, Solid Tumors, share their unique perspective on how emotional health is intricately linked in cancer care.
Maia Thrift Perry, Executive Director, Patient Advocacy & Public Health Policy, BeiGene and Eucharia Borden, Vice President, Health Equity & Clinical Services, Cancer Support Community discuss their perspective on navigating these conversations.