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Cancer patients often deal with severe side effects and psychological issues before, during and after treatment. Coping successfully can have a substantial impact on quality of life and on the quality of life of those around them. At Penrose Cancer Center, we are committed to a cancer care model that treats the
whole patient and have a trained psychiatric oncologist on staff, Dr. Diane Thompson, who provides easily accessible, state-of-the-art treatment for the psychological distress often experienced during cancer treatment. This includes depression, anxiety, aging, health behaviors, etc.
Diane Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatric oncologist and women's health specialist. Since completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, she has specialized in treating cancer patients and women with a focus on midlife and menopause issues. In addition to her role as a
psychiatrist, she is also a certified a menopause practitioner and hypnotherapist.
Prior to moving to Colorado in 2012, she and her husband resided in Honolulu where Dr. Thompson was the Medical Director for Women's Health and the Program Director for the Cancer Center at Queen's Medical Center. Her prior positions included appointments as
Medical Director of Psychiatric Oncology at the Winship Cancer Center in Atlanta and Medical Director of Behavioral Health for the Pittsburgh Cancer Center and Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh. She is well published and has spoken at many medical
conferences. She has also appeared on both local and national television to discuss topics related to cancer and quality of life.
Outside of work, she enjoys activities related to health and wellness such as running, skiing, hiking and biking.
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