When confronted by cancer, patients may experience a sense of loss of control, fear and even anger. e principal concern with the psychological aspects of cancer is to alleviate the emotional distress which aects patients. ere is a current trend to view psychological care within the context of ‘supportive care’ in a multidisciplinary team approach . Supportive care refers to a culture of care that has evolved from the palliative care ethos and focuses on generic cancer teams assisting the patient and their carers to cope with cancer and its treatments at all stages of the cancer journey. It helps the patient to maximize the benets of treatment and to live as well as possible with the eects of the disease.