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Dr. Deborah McLeod helping patients and professionals

Deborah and Ian McLeodFor Dr. Deborah McLeod, helping extends beyond supporting cancer patients and their families to better cope with the stress of the disease. Dr. McLeod’s reach also extends to colleagues across the country who want to enhance their own knowledge and skills to support patients better.

A member of the Psychosocial Oncology Team at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre in Halifax, Dr.
L-R: Mr. Ian McLeod (husband),
Dr. Deborah McLeod
McLeod is a clinician scientist who divides her time between patient care, research, and teaching. Her work includes counselling patients and family members who are struggling with a devastating diagnosis and disease. “Our team responds to anyone who has cancer-related distress. This includes such things as anxiety, depression, and family problems or simply feeling overwhelmed by the disease,” explains Dr. McLeod.

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