Marissa Cangin, Psy.D.
Director, Psychosocial Oncology Services, Cornerstone Health Care, High Point, NC.
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is as much a psychological journey as a physical one. Dr. Marissa Cangin offers practical tips on how to mentally prepare for — and endure — the journey. During her doctorate and postdoctoral training, Dr. Cangin developed a special interest in treating the unique psychological needs of cancer patients and has made this a special component of her clinical practice. She is particularly interested in post-traumatic growth, resilience and the ways that people cope with the challenges brought on during the cancer experience.
Dr. Cangin has lost loved ones to lung and liver cancer and another loved one is a breast cancer survivor so she devotes a great deal of time to cancer-related projects such as the annual Lung Cancer Free to Breathe 5k, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She also is a member and contributor to the Survivorship Committee as well as the facilitator of the breast cancer support group sponsored by the High Point Regional Hayworth Cancer Center.