Psychological impact of cancer.

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Published by American Cancer Society in [New York] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Neoplasms.,
  • Psychology.

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SeriesProfessional education publication
ContributionsAmerican Cancer Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination94 p. ;
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14732900M

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Ben Edwards. Corresponding Author. E-mail address: [email protected] School of Psychology, Deakin University, by: Just as cancer affects your physical health, it can bring up a wide range of feelings you’re not used to dealing with. It can also make existing feelings seem more intense.

They may change daily, hourly, or even minute to minute. This is true whether you’re currently in treatment, done with treatment, or a friend or family member. The chapter also discusses special issues of relevance for treating cancer patients.

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The long-term psychological effects of intensive cancer treatments in children have been a topic of study since the ’s. As a group, childhood cancer patients cope psychologically well with Author: Hilary Marusak.

As well as leaving a host of physical side effects in its wake, cancer can also have an emotional and psychological impact on someone. The disease. Emotional and psychological impact Stress and anxiety Changes in mood Returning to work is communication and teamwork Communicating with patients which guides the brain tumour care program at the BC Cancer Agency.

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The last part is devoted to monitoring cancer, including how to process data gathered in studying cancer. Managing family life and work, as well as coping with cancer, may seem impossible.

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Stages of Adjustment. Making the adjustments needed to live with a. Cancer is difficult enough for an adult to cope with. Adults understand the reality of what cancer imposes. They know they might not make it through. They know the road map to recovery is paved with excessive hurdles and a lot of discomfort and pain.

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