12 Psychosocial Oncology
III. DISEASES AND DISORDERS
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., Felgoise, S. H. and Greenberg, L. M. 2012. Psychosocial Oncology. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 9:III:12.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
Although advances in medical science regarding early detection and treatment have led to an increase in survival rates, cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of death worldwide. However, even if one survives cancer, such an experience can have multiple negative physical, emotional, psychological, and social consequences. This chapter provides an overview of the field of psychosocial oncology by focusing on the following topics: behavioral risk factors, psychosocial effects of cancer, psychosocial interventions for cancer patients, and family and caregiver issues. Recommendations for future research efforts are also provided.
- psychosocial oncology;