Psychological Aspects of Cancer

Editors: Carr, Brian I., Steel, Jennifer (Eds.)

  • Fills a need for a professional evidence-based resource on the impact of cancer on patient's psychological state
  • Discusses psychological factors that impact the pathogenesis, disease course, and ultimate outcomes of cancer
  • Written by key experts in the field of oncology
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Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease. The consequence of such considerations is that since thoughts and emotions can be modulated and changed by health care professionals, psychological counseling should be seen not only as a way to help patients cope, but possibly to influence the disease itself.  A unique overview of a key area of cancer care, this important title then proceeds to offer a section on genetic predispositions to cancer and the psychological considerations involved in screening and pre-emptive therapies and decision-making in cancer therapy.  A third section deals with the philosophical and religious underpinnings of psychological factors involved in coping with disease state stressors and the roles of hope in coping. The fourth section is an acknowledgement that patients with cancer live in a social context, which often includes a partner and/or caregiver. The fifth section includes several essays on aspects and modalities of care-giving that are designed to help patients coping with their cancer and its aftermath, which increasingly extends for years. An important title covering key aspects of one of the most troubling disorders of our time, Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management will  provide the busy practitioner with cutting edge knowledge as well as practical information that can translate into better care for patients with cancer.

 

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“This collection of essays is a very thorough exploration of supportive care of patients with cancer and includes the most recent research published in the field of psychology and cancer. … the book is perfect for healthcare professionals investigating the latest research in this field in order to give psychosocial support to oncology patients … . The book offers a critical look at various modalities for offering psychosocial support to cancer survivors. … a valuable resource to anyone providing care to a patient with cancer.” (Andrea F. Cox, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Psychoneuroimmunology and Cancer: Incidence, Progression, and Quality of Life

    Fagundes, Christopher P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Inflammation, Chronic Disease, and Cancer: Is Psychological Distress the Common Thread?

    Carr, Feridey N. (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Psychological Aspects of Hereditary Cancer Risk Counseling and Genetic Testing

    Aspinwall, Lisa G. (et al.)

    Pages 31-64

  • Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer: Psychosocial Aspects of Women’s Decision-Making

    Howard, A. Fuchsia (et al.)

    Pages 65-73

  • Decision Aids in Advanced Cancer

    Leighl, Natasha B. (et al.)

    Pages 75-82

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eBook $189.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychological Aspects of Cancer
Editors
  • Brian I. Carr
  • Jennifer Steel
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4866-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4866-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4865-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 419
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