Chapter 2. The Role of Personality in Cancer Onset and Survival

  1. Margarete E. Vollrath2,3
  1. Adelita V. Ranchor and
  2. Robbert Sanderman

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch2

Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health

How to Cite

Ranchor, A. V. and Sanderman, R. (2006) The Role of Personality in Cancer Onset and Survival, in Handbook of Personality and Health (ed M. E. Vollrath), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Psychological Institute, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  2. 3

    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021347

Online ISBN: 9780470713860

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Keywords:

  • personality;
  • cancer;
  • health behaviour concerns;
  • disease detection;
  • psychoticism

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Personality and the Onset of Cancer

  • Personality and Survival of Cancer

  • Discussion

  • References